Update 8:30am, Friday 28th March 2014:
Jaan has been found safe and well. West Midlands Police issued the following statement:
Missing Walsall pensioner found
A Walsall pensioner who went missing from Birmingham yesterday morning has been found in Walsall.
Jaan Pedajas, aged 89, was found on Thursday evening and taken to hospital as a precaution.
Media are thanked for their assistance with this appeal.
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Please – take a look at the photo below – 89 year old dementia sufferer Jaan Pedajas went missing from his home near Barr Beacon sometime after 11:30am today, Thursday 27th March 2014. Have you seen this elderly gentleman? If so, please contact the police who are very concerned for his welfare.
It’s a cold night out there. Let’s see if we can find this elderly fellow.
West Midlands Police issued the following request:
Police are appealing for help to find a missing Walsall pensioner who went missing earlier today (Thursday 27 March).
Jaan Pedajas, 89 of Pinfold Lane in Beacon Heights, was last seen at 11.30am this morning.
He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, medium build with short white hair. He was last seen wearing dark brown trousers, a brown/khaki jumper, tan shoes and a black hat. He wears glasses and uses a walking stick.
PC Michelle Arnold, from Birmingham North Police, said: ‘We are becoming increasingly concerned for Jaan’s whereabouts; he is 89 and suffers from dementia. We will continue to search for him through the night but would appeal to anyone who has seen him to contact us.’
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call local police on 101.