Daughter desperately searches for missing dad who has dementia

PUBLISHED: 17:45 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:45 29 September 2017

Missing Leocardo Loney was last spotted in Hatfield by Asda.

Missing Leocardo Loney was last spotted in Hatfield by Asda.


The daughter of an 83-year-old man who has been missing for two months after walking out of his care home is begging residents to keep an eye out for him after he was spotted in Hatfield.

Leocardo Loney, from Northwest London, has been missing from Wembley since August 3.

The dementia sufferer was last spotted wearing a suit at a bus stop near Asda in Hatfield on Saturday, September 9, at around 3pm.

Leocardo’s daughter, Marie Loney, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “At night all I can think about is my dad and wonder where he is and if he’s safe.

“I see stories on the news of elderly people being attacked and mugged and it terrifies me that my dad is out there all alone.

“Me and my family are trying everything we possibly can to find him.

“He is so friendly and will talk to everyone he comes across. He will just natter away to you.”

Speaking directly to Leocardo, Marie said: “Dad, we are extremely distressed, we want to know you are safe and well and we want you to return home.

“If anyone has any information regarding my father, please contact the police or Missing People urgently.”

Leocardo is black, around 5ft 6in tall and of medium build with white hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap and a black jacket.

Missing People publicity coordinator Ian Roullier said: “Leocardo, if you are reading this, please call or text us in confidence on our free phone number, 116 000 to let us know you are OK.

“We can’t trace your call. We just want to provide you with the support you need and help you to be safe.”

The public are advised to call 999 if they are in the same area as Leocardo at that moment so that the police can respond immediately.

If anyone has seen Leocardo but are not currently in the same area as him, they should contact Missing People anonymously by calling 116 000 or by emailing 116000@missingpeople.org.uk or call the police on 101.

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