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Alzheimer’s-afflicted man, 75, missing from Benton; Silver Alert issued



Little Rock, Arkansas – According to the Arkansas State Police, a Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 75-year-old man from Saline County.

Michael D. Connell has reportedly been missing since Monday at 3 p.m.

“He suffers from Alzheimers so may be confused/disoriented when approached,” Benton police said.

He was last seen at 15 Azalea Circle in Benton, close to Home Depot, the Cinemark Tinseltown Theater, and Highway 5 South.

Authorities speculated that he might be driving a red 2015 GMC Acadia. The number on the license plate is 255608.

Connell is described as a Caucasian male who weighs 180 pounds and is 5 feet 7 inches tall. He has brown eyes, a beard, and gray hair.

He wore a red jacket, brown slacks, blue shorts, a black veteran’s helmet, and spectacles when last seen.

Connell’s whereabouts are unknown, therefore anyone with information is urged to get in touch with Chief Scotty Hodges of the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 776-5947. You can also text tips to 847411 with the body of your message and the keyword “BENTONPD” in it.