Urbana PD looking for 75-year-old missing man

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UPDATE (10:08 PM): The missing person alert has been canceled. He has been located in the 1100 block of West Church Street in Champaign.


URBANA – Urbana Police are on the lookout for a man after he was discharged from Carle Hospital and left without his family knowing.

Officers were called to the hospital at 5:45 PM on Monday, October 10, in response to a report of a missing person. The reporting person told authorities that their 75-year-old family member had been discharged from Carle after an outpatient procedure that utilized some level of anesthesia.

The family member went out to get their car and drove to the hospital’s pick-up location. They waited for 30 minutes, but the patient did not appear. Upon going inside to check, the family member discovered the 75-year-old man was already gone. Hospital staff told the family member and authorities that they thought the man had already left with his family member.

Police reviewed the surveillance footage and were able to see the missing person leaving the emergency department doors on the west side of the building at 3:56 PM.

Family members and the Urbana Police have extensively searched the area of the hospital and other locations that the missing person may have gone to.

Police say the missing man is 75-year-old Daniel Eddy, of Longview. He is 5’8’’ and weighs 140 pounds. A photo of Eddy has been attached to this article. He was last seen wearing dark colored loafers, yellow hospital socks and a hospital bracelet.

Family members say Eddy is diabetic and may be disoriented.

Anyone with information about Eddy’s whereabouts should call the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320.

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