Missing man, 76, found safe in Washington County

Jerry Cox was found safe Sunday morning

Jerry Cox in an undated photo released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, October 8, 2017
Jerry Cox in an undated photo released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, October 8, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 76-year-old who may be in the early stages of dementia was found safe early Sunday after going missing on a walk late Saturday afternoon in the southern part of Washington County.

Jerry Cox left his home in the 200 block of SW Wooded Hill Lane around 5 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Around 9:22 a.m., he was found by his family walking along SW Bell Road and told them he spent time at Shari’s Restaurant in Newberg.

He is now safe with family.