Authorities are still seeking an 82-year-old Ellabell man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since Thursday.
Elvin Mosley was working with family members on a piece of family-owned property in Ellabell Thursday when he unexpectedly hopped into his wife's vehicle and left, said his granddaughter, Emily Barfield.
It was around 4 p.m., the time Mosley usually wants to go home if he is out, she said. “He is afraid of the dark.”
Mosley has had Alzheimer's for 10 years, and has not driven in a year and a half, she said. But he got into the light blue Toyota Highlander, Georgia tag AYW 7063, and drove off, she said. Family members chased him on four-wheelers, but lost sight of him.
“He had half a tank of gas,” she said, “He had some money but hasn't made a purchase in years.” Barfield feared her grandfather would be unable to purchase food or drink for himself, but hoped he could at least do so until someone found him.
Mosley was last seen on Perry Road in Ellabell. When family members lost sight of him, they called his son, who called police. Law enforcement officers, family members, friends and others have been searching for Mosley since Thursday afternoon, with no clues as to his whereabouts, she said.
Mosley was last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt with navy stripes and jeans. He wears eye glasses, she said.
Clint Droste, with Operation Hope, a group that helped in the search for missing Armstrong Atlantic State University student Bryce Tarter, has posted an alert on Facebook for Mosley. Tarter's truck and body were found near AASU several months after his disappearance.
Anyone who has possibly seen Mosley or who may have information is asked to call Barfield at (912) 429-2630, or the Bryan County Sheriff's Department at (912) 653-2899. If anyone sees Mosley, Barfield asked that they please dial 911 first.