Update as of 6:47 a.m.: The alert was canceled after Smith was found safe and returned to his family.
Initial post: A 73-year-old man with dementia is missing in Lacey after visiting his daughter in the hospital, according to a Silver Alert issued early Wednesday.
Roy Smith and his wife are in town from Alabama and rented a room at the Quality Inn, 120 College Street Southeast.
On Tuesday night, Smith went alone to see his daughter at St. Peter’s Hospital but never returned to the hotel.
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Police said he was last seen just before 10 p.m. at a nearby Shari’s restaurant.
Smith used to live in Lacey and is familiar with the city but suffers from dementia. He has no cell phone and was driving a rented gray Volkswagon Jetta.
He is 6-feet and 270 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Smith was last seen wearing a light gray tweed sweater, jeans, tennis shoes and a hat that says “101st Airborne Division.” The hat also has a pin on it.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653