UPDATE: Arthur J. Ward has been FOUND SAFE IN SEATTLE MARCH 9,2020.


MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT: Arthur J. Ward is missing and endangered in Des Moines.

He has been diagnosed with vascular dementia, paranoid schizophrenia, and COPD.

Arthur is 83-years old, bald, about 5’11″, with a medium build.

He may be wearing a dark colored coat, blue jeans, and black beanie.

Police say that on Friday, March 6, 2020, Arthur left on foot from his adult family residence in the 23400 block of 28th Ave South, in Des Moines Washington (map below).

His caretaker believes he may have walked to Walgreens, 7-11, or Dollar Tree to make a purchase, as he regularly does.

Arthur did not return from his walk and his whereabouts are unknown.

A vehicle does not appear to be involved.

Anyone with information on Arthur’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 immediately.