MPD K9 finds missing 83-year-old man

Madison Police are crediting K9 Josh with finding a missing 83-year-old man.Josh_Teresa_Reduced

The man’s wife said she awoke early Saturday morning, around 3:15 a.m, and realized that her husband was gone.

Her husband has dementia, and she said he can go off on very long walks.

She called police, and officers brought in Josh. Josh found the man not far from the family’s Northport Dr. home. Officers say he was dirty, and it looked like he had been out wandering for some time.

The MPD recently hosted a K9 tracking training for other law enforcement agencies, and part of the curriculum was how to search for missing people.