Bloodhounds search for missing 93-year-old Tennessee man

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Memphis, TN, United States (4E) – Bloodhounds have been used by police to search the area near the home of a 93-year-old Tennessee man who disappeared Thursday.

According to authorities, L P Baker Sr. was last seen Thursday evening stepping out of his home along Helsley Road.

Some reports stated Baker was sighted around the Nutbush area Friday.

Members from the volunteer organization “Search Dogs South” has brought in Cheyenne, the bloodhound, to assist, hoping that the scent from Baker’s trousers could help locate him.

Search Dogs South’s Robert Weible said “Cheyenne was given some scent that we think is his and that was iffy to begin with and the indication is that it’s either very old or he is in a vehicle.”

Officers also distributed flyers to people in the neighborhood where Baker vanished.

Baker’s fiancée, Patricia Cox, said Baker goes for walks often, but when he did not come back, she realized something was wrong.

She added, “Maybe he fell and hurt himself and can’t get up as old as he is. Lots of things could have happened.”

Baker reportedly is in pretty good health and has no known medical condition.

Police reports obtained by News Channel 3 revealed the man left his home after an argument with his fiance.

Anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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