Senior with dementia goes missing after leaving Maple Ridge home

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      Update: Maple Ridge RCMP stated on November 29 that police received reports of two sightings, one at 1 p.m. and another at 3 p.m., believed to be Tjeerd “Ted” Vanderveen just west of his home on November 28. 

      RCMP also stated that his wallet and phone were left at home. 

      Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. 

      Original article (November 28):

      After a 72-year-old man with dementia has disappeared, a search has been launched in Maple Ridge.

      At 10:45 a.m. today (November 28), Tjeerd “Ted” Vanderveen left his residence located in the 26500 block of 112th Avenue in Maple Ridge.

      He went for a walk in the Ferguson Trails area, which is well-acquainted with.

      However, he hasn’t returned since that time, which is out of character for him, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP.

      A search for him was launched, involving RCMP officers, police dog services, an Air One Helicopter, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, and Ted's family and neighbours.

      He is described as an elderly white male with a slim build and short grey hair.

      He was wearing a turquoise coat, jeans, black boots, a black toque, and black gloves.

      Anyone who has any information about him or have seen him is asked to call 911 immediately.

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