MARION, Iowa — The Marion Police Department issued an endangered person advisory Tuesday for an elderly Marion man last seen 10 days ago.
Theodore “Ted” Wolf, 83, of Marion has been missing since Jan. 16. According to the advisory, Wolf is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 224 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair.
His age and medical condition add to concerns over his wellbeing, according to police.
Wolf was last seen driving a red 2018 Ford Edge Titanium SUV with Iowa handicapped plate EL 779.
According to the Marion Police Department, Wolf left his Marion home Jan. 16 for an appointment in Lisbon, Iowa. It is believed he would have been traveling via Iowa Highway 13 and U.S. Highway 30.
Wolf did not have his cell phone when he left home, according to police.
He did not arrive at the appointment, and there are no known financial transactions on his accounts since he was last seen.
An Iowa DOT camera captured an image of Wolf’s vehicle on Jan. 16 about 2:15 p.m. on Cedar Rapids’ east side. The vehicle appeared to be in the southbound turn lane of Iowa Highway 13 and preparing to travel eastbound on the Mount Vernon Road.
Police have learned that Wolf was involved in a minor motor vehicle collision in Johnson County about 4 p.m. on Jan. 16. The accident occurred on Iowa Highway 965 N.W. at Amana Road, but law enforcement was not called to the scene to investigate.
Wolf and the other driver exchanged information before Wolf was seen traveling westbound on County Road F12 from Iowa Highway 965 N.W. toward Swisher, Iowa.
An airplane was deployed in an attempt to locate Wolf’s vehicle but was unsuccessful, police said.
The Marion Police Department urges people living or working between Marion and Lisbon — and in eastern Linn County as well as Cedar, Jones and Johnson counties — to immediately contact law enforcement at 319-377-1511 if they see Wolf or his vehicle.
Police also urge any property owners with outbuildings or seldom-used properties in the area — whether rural or urban — to kindly check the properties to see whether Wolf might be parked there.
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