Police searching for missing man with Alzheimer’s
The DeKalb County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lithonia man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Rufus Holcomb was last seen at his home at 3502 Eagle Rise at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. The 76-year-old has not been seen since he walked out of his home, police said.
Officers were notified about the disappearance around 2 a.m. on Jan. 10. After a search of the area by uniformed and K-9 officers was unsuccessful, a Mattie’s call was issued. In addition, reverse 911 calls have been made to residents in the area of Holcomb’s home and nearby police jurisdictions to notify neighbors of his disappearance.
Holcomb is a Black male with a light complexion, 5-foot-9 and weighing about 149 pounds, according to police. Police said he is believed to be wearing pajamas or blue jean overalls, a khaki jacket with several baseball team logos, a black baseball cap and black gym shoes.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the DeKalb County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at (770) 724-7710.
DFCS handling case of abandoned toddler
The case of a child who was dropped off at the Stone Mountain Police Department on Jan. 9 has been turned over to the Department of Family and Children’s Services, said DeKalb Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.
According to a television report, the woman who left the toddler with police said her sister brought the boy to her house the night of Jan. 8. The woman told a television reporter that her sister, who has no children, was going to the store but never returned.
Stone Mountain Police contacted the county police department, which then alerted DFCS, Parish said.
Environmental town hall meeting announced
Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment (CHASE),in partnership with No Briarlake Tower, The Green Party of DeKalb County, DeKalb County NAACP, and other concerned environmental and neighborhood association groups is holding a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 11, 1-3 p.m. at Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center (formerly DeKalb Technical College), 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. The public is invited. For more information, call (404) 286-1054, or visit www.chase-dekalb.org.