Tippecanoe County Sheriff: Korean War veteran found safe

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Samuel Wilson

UPDATE: The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department says Samuel Wilson was found in good health and is back with his family. 

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (April 24, 2016) — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to help them find a missing Korean War veteran.

Samuel Edwin Wilson was reported missing by his wife Phyllis at 1:14 p.m. Sunday. She says Samuel left home Saturday around 9:30 p.m. and never returned.

Samuel suffers from dementia and is a diabetic, who requires daily insulin.  He also suffers from various other medical conditions that require routine medication.  Deputies say he left home without taking any medication with him.

Deputies say Samuel is 5’4” tall, weighs around 250 lbs., is balding with grey hair and has green eyes.

He was last seen wearing a dark colored Korean War Veteran hat, tan Dockers pants and a blue polo short sleeved shirt.

Deputies say he’s driving a red, 2008, Dodge Caravan, with Indiana handicapped license plate D107HX. If you see this vehicle and/or Samuel you’re asked to contact local law enforcement immediately.

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