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80-year-old man missing after leaving assisted-living facility

June 18, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Police are searching for a man who did not return Saturday to an assisted-living facility in Hagerstown after a walk to the store.

Kenneth Leon Hanlin, 80, who suffers from dementia, left Ravenwood Lutheran Village Saturday at 1:03 p.m. to go to Dollar General on Wilson Boulevard, which is in a shopping center near the facility, said Sgt. Jim Robison of the Hagerstown Police Department.

Ravenwood personnel noticed he didn't return for a meal and called authorities.

Robison said Hanlin has walked to Dollar General before, but always has come back.

"It's very unusual for him not to return," Robison said. "He usually returns for all meals."

Police tried to track Hanlin by using police dogs, but had no success. A Maryland State Police helicopter also could not find Hanlin, Robison said.

As of Saturday about 8 p.m., authorities still were searching for Hanlin.

A woman who answered the phone Saturday night at Ravenwood said no one was available at that time for comment.

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Hanlin, a white male, was wearing a blue Windbreaker and jeans, Robison said. He is 5 feet 10 inches, weighs 149 pounds and has gray hair.

Ravenwood Lutheran Village is at 1158 Luther Drive near Funkstown.

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