PORTLAND — A city resident reported missing Monday was found safe Wednesday in Androscoggin County.
Ronald Parsons, 84, had hitchhiked to a family camp in Livermore, Police Lt. Robert Martin said in a press release. He was spotted by people in the area after reports about his disappearance and then positively identified by the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office.
Parsons’ family is “making arrangements to get him home,” Martin said while also thanking the Maine Game Warden Service for its assistance in the search.
Police and his family were searching after Parsons was last seen at dinner around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Woods at Canco retirement community, 257 Canco Road. Parsons is known to take long walks and is an avid outdoorsman, but also has mild dementia with paranoia. He had been wearing a GPS device, which was found near his home.
The search continues for a city man who has not been seen since June 17.
According to the department’s Facebook Page and Martin, Sebastian H. Kelley, 30, was last seen June 17 near Gilman Street in the city’s West End.
Kelley is black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 200 pounds. It is possible he has a beard and mustache, and has tattoos on his right wrist and forearm and the left side of his neck. The tattoo on his neck says “Willow Grace.”
Anyone with information about Kelley is asked to call Detective Richard Beaumont at 874-8524.
Anonymous tips about Kelley can be made online at www.portland-police.com by clicking “Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip,” or by texting 274637 with the keyword GOTCHA.