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FOUND: missing, endangered man from South Ogden found in Idaho

Posted at 7:08 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 11:13:08-05

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah – A missing and endangered man with dementia who was last seen in South Ogden has been found in Idaho Thursday.

Officials said 86-year-old Walter Leodolter was found in Grace, Idaho.

Leodolter’s truck ran out of gas and he was without his wallet or phone, according to authorities.

Someone recognized him from the missing person reports on the news and took him to a hospital in Soda Springs where his family will pick him up.

Officials said he left his home near 5900 South 1100 East in South Ogden around noon Wednesday and was driving a dark gray or blue 2015 Subaru Forester with a personalized Utah license plate: AFLENZ.

Police say Leodolter has been diagnosed with dementia and is also lacking necessary medications he takes for other health conditions.

Authorities said the man speaks fluent German and English but sometimes forgets he can speak English.