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VPD renews search for missing man with dementia

Vancouver Police have re-opened an investigation into the disappearance of David Sullivan, who has now been missing for more than three weeks. Investigators believed he had been located safely in the United States last week, however further investigation confirmed that person was not, in fact, Mr. Sullivan.

“We are gravely concerned for Mr. Sullivan’s health and well-being, and we are doing everything we can to find him,” says Constable Steve Addison, VPD. “We are working with Mr. Sullivan’s family, as well as law enforcement agencies throughout B.C. and Canada to locate Mr. Sullivan and bring him home.”

Mr. Sullivan, 61, has dementia and diabetes. He was last seen June 27 in the area of Gore and Alexander Street, and was captured on surveillance video in the same area on June 29. At that time he was wearing a red and white checkered shirt and brown pants, and carrying a blue gym bag.

Mr. Sullivan is bald and has a round face. He stands between 5’10” and 6’ tall, and has a heavy build. He is known to wear a tag around his neck with his address on it.

VPD’s Missing Persons Unit has been actively investigating Mr. Sullivan’s disappearance since he was reported missing on July 1. Anyone who sees Mr. Sullivan should call 9-1-1 and remain with him until help arrives.