Multiple canine units and the Illinois Search and Rescue Council are assisting police officers in the search for a missing and endangered 82-year-old man who went missing in Gurnee on Friday.
The Gurnee Police Department said they are searching for Jimmy Hedrich, 82, who resides at the Gurnee Place Memory Care, 505 Hunt Club Road in Gurnee.
Hedrich has dementia and was last seen walking away from his living facility, which is near Hunt Club Road and Washington Street, around 5:15 a.m. Friday.
He was wearing a maroon sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sandals. Hedrich is 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, with hazel eyes and gray hair.
Silver Search of Illinois has issued an Endangered Missing Person Advisory for Hedrich.
The police department is asking residents to check the area around where they live for the missing man.
Police said that Hedrich is not very familiar with the Gurnee area, but he enjoys walking through neighborhoods.
“We are asking residents to keep a lookout in their area for anyone matching his description,” the department said.
“We are grateful to the community for their tremendous support by providing search dogs, checking home surveillance cameras, and walking neighborhoods to look for him,” police said in an update on Saturday.
Law enforcement agencies have also been providing canine search units and additional resources.
“Our officers worked overnight and have followed up on multiple tips. We will continue to track every lead that comes to us,” the Gurnee Police Department said Saturday morning.
The department said that the Illinois Search and Rescue Council has been coordinated to assist in the search.
Anyone with information on Hedrich’s whereabouts is asked to call the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.