UPDATE (11:20 a.m.) – The search for an 84-year-old Ionia County man is over and there is a happy ending.
Edward Wray was found in Ottawa County late this morning.
His family is on the way to pick him up and return him safely to his Ionia County home.
Just before 4 a.m. this morning Wray got into his car, intending to drive to an Ionia hospital.
He never made it, instead continuing west until he was spotted in Ottawa County.
IONIA, Mich (WLNS) – The search is on for an Ionia County man who got into his car early this morning and hasn’t been seen since.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office says Edward Wray, 84, got into his silver Ford Fiesta at 3:45 a.m. today with the intention of going to Sparrow Ionia Hospital.
He did not show up at the hospital.
Wray suffers from early onset dementia.
He grew up in the Ionia area but recently has been visiting family in Texas.
The Fiesta Wrap is believed to be driving has a large State of Texas vehicle registration in the left front windshield.
The car also has a Michigan license plate.
Wray was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and glasses.
If you see the vehicle or the man, please contact 911 or call the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office at 616-527-5737.