Missing elderly man found safe

Posted at 4:07 PM, May 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-13 18:22:21-04

UPDATE: Ralph Bytendorp has been found safe.


SOUTH JORDAN – Police are looking for an 87-year-old man who is missing and may be in danger.

Ralph Seymour Bytendorp was last seen Sunday morning at about 10 a.m. walking near 1062 West and 10125 South in South Jordan. 

Officials say the man has dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and is very frail. He will have bruises from falling on Saturday. He is also diabetic and low on insulin. Bytendorp uses a cane and may be disoriented when located. When asked where he lives, Bytendorp may give an address in St. George.

Bytendorp is 5-foot, 9-inches tall, about 110 pounds with blue eyes and grey hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue suit and tie with a white shirt.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact South Jordan Police at 801-840-4000, West Jordan Case number 12F005209.