ST. PAUL, Minn. - South Dakota authorities are asking their neighbors in Minnesota to keep their eyes open for a missing elderly man in the early stages of dementia.
Leroy Nye of St. Lawrence, South Dakota has been missing since Sunday. He was last seen at his home around 10:30 p.m. His family awoke Monday morning to find Nye and his dark green 2001 Chrysler Intrepid gone.
Nye is suffering from early onset dementia. He is described as 6 feet tall, 280 pounds with grey hair and green eyes. He is said to have difficulty walking.
The Intrepid, with South Dakota license plate 33M202, had a full tank of gas and authorities estimate that Nye could travel as many as 300 miles, potentially putting in any number of states surrounding South Dakota.
Anyone who sees Leroy Nye or his vehicle is asked to call the Hand County South Dakota Sheriff's Office at 605-853-2408, or 911 if you think you have spotted him or have information about his whereabouts.
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