Riverside police seek help locating Alzheimer's patient

82-year-old last seen near home on Friday at 7 a.m.


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By Bob Uphues


UPDATED: Friday, July 17 at 2:09 p.m.

A man reported missing from Riverside Friday morning has been located and is being reunited with his family.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said a young woman found Fernando Iglesias sitting on a bench in Proksa Park in Berwyn. 

"She was concerned because he was sitting there alone in the sweltering heat," said Weitzel.

She called Berwyn police who responded to the scene and summoned paramedics to assist. Police then contacted Iglesias' family.


Riverside police are asking for the public's help in locating an 82-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease who walked away from his Riverside home on Friday morning and is currently missing.

According to police, Fernando Iglesias was last seen around 7 a.m. near his home in the 400 block of Herrick Road. He is described as a white male, standing about 5-foot-3 and weighing 160 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white baseball hat, blue sweatshirt with a T-shirt underneath and navy blue shorts. He is not carrying a cellphone.

Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said Iglesias is a former longtime resident of Country Club Lane in North Riverside. Police searched that area without success earlier today, and they have also inquired about him at area hospitals. They have also notified Metra, Amtrak and Union Station in Chicago to check trains for any sign of Iglesias.

Anyone with information I asked to call the West Central Consolidated Communications joint emergency dispatch center at 708-447-9191.

Email: buphues@wjinc.com Twitter: @RBLandmark

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