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Deerfield man, who is mentally and physically disabled, reported missing

Teodoro “Ted” R. Ordonez, 45, of Deerfield.

A 45-year-old Deerfield man with mental and physical disabilities was reported missing and police believe he got lost on his way to Chicago Monday evening.

Teodoro “Ted” R. Ordonez, 45, of the 1000 block of Waukegan Road in Deerfield, was last seen leaving his residence, where lives with his mother, around 12 p.m. Sunday.

His family came to the Deerfield Police Department around 9 p.m. Monday to report him missing, according to Deerfield Deputy Police Chief Brian Budny.

Ordonez got on an inbound Metra Milwaukee District North train at the Deerfield Road station at 1:26 p.m. Sunday, Budny said. The man was heading to Chicago to meet with friends on the north side of the city.

“A series of messages and texts were exchanged indicating the missing person was lost within the vicinity of the intended meeting place,” Budny said.

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The last message was sent at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday and no other contact has been made with Ordonez since.

Ordonez is described as a male Hispanic, 5-foot-4, 195 pounds, with brown eyes, salt/pepper hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, glasses, black hoodie, jeans, gray tennis shoes and a gray t-shirt.

He has a tribal tattoo on his right arm and walks with a noticeable limp. Ordonez has mental and physical disabilities due to a brain injury, Budny said.

The Deerfield Police Department is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the man to contact them at 847-945-8636.


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