Vancouver police release more information about missing 61-year-old man with medical conditions

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      Update (July 17): Although the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) announced on July 11 that David Sullivan was located in the U.S., the VPD confirmed on July 17 that the wrong person was located and the search for Sullivan has been reopened.

      Vancouver police are renewing a call for help in finding a 61-year-old man with medical conditions who has been missing for almost two weeks and have provided an update along with new photos released.

      David Sullivan, who has both dementia and diabetes, was reported missing on July 1. He had been last seen walking on Alexander Street near Gore Street in the Downtown Eastside on June 27, according to a Vancouver Police Department (VPD) news release on July 4. At that time, he had been seen wearing a red-and-white checkered-pattern shirt, shorts, and flip-flops.

      Today (July 9), the VPD stated that he was found to be captured on surveillance footage on June 29 wearing a red-and-white checkered short-sleeved shirt and pants, and was carrying a blue bag that appears to be a gym bag.

      VPD spokesperson Sgt. Jason Robillard told the Georgia Straight by phone that this footage was taken near Alexander Street near Gore Street (as was his previous last sighting). Sgt. Robillard added that it is out of character for him to remain out of contact for this length of time.

      Vancouver police released this image from surveillance footage of David Sullivan on June 29.
      Vancouver Police Department

      Sullivan is described as a white male with fair skin who is bald and has a round face and a heavy build. He is between 178 to 183 centimetres (five-feet, ten inches to six-feet) tall.

      He is also known to wear a tag with a chain around his neck that has his address on it.

      Anyone who sees Sullivan is asked to call 911 and remain with him until police arrive.