Idaho State Police Find Lost 84-Year-Old Nampa Man
Missing Persons Status: FOUND
KTVB reports the Idaho State Police have ended the search for missing R.J. Lewis of Nampa as of late Wednesday night.
The 84-year-old man had left his home on his own accord yesterday. It was reported that Lewis got into his black 2001 Ford F250 at 12:30 p.m., and hadn't been seen or heard from since.
In a press release issued Dec. 14, Idaho State Police indicated Lewis had a medical condition that could have very well impacted his ability to drive safely.
Lewis has a medical condition and has not driven for a long time.
—Idaho State Police
Later that day, ISP issued a statewide alert for the elderly man who was considered endangered.
According to ISP, endangered persons are those who are "missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger."
Lost But Not Found
Lewis was one of Idaho's many missing and endangered adults according to ISP's website. According to the Idaho Mission Persons Clearinghouse,
Idaho has 80 missing adults at any one time, which is approximately 44% of Idaho’s total missing! Nationally, there are approximately 47,842 missing adults entered into the National Crime Information Center database.
Thanks to the incredible efforts of the Idaho State Police and partnering authorities, Lewis will be home for the holidays. But as we celebrate Lewis' safe return, let's not forget our still-missing Idahoans.
For more information and updates on Idaho's missing persons, visit the Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse.