Deputies: Missing 81-year-old may be trying to get to Calif.

Posted at 10:00 PM, Feb 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-16 22:24:27-05

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Deputies are searching for a missing 81-year-old man last seen Sunday afternoon in Spotsylvania County.

Officials said Ben Davis Hoff of El Dorado, Calif., was visiting relatives at a home in the 6400 block of Old Plank Rd. in Spotsylvania County.

Ben Davis HoffThe Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said Hoff, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, wandered away from his family’s home around 1 p.m. Investigators think Hoff may be trying to make his way back to his home in California.

Deputies and tracking K9s searched for Hoff, but were unable to find him.

Hoff is described as a white male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds with grey hair and hazel eyes. Hoff was last seen wearing a blue jacket, black and white plaid shirt, black sweat pants, loafers, wire rim glasses and using a cane. He may have difficulty speaking because he is only wearing his upper denture.

If you have information that could help investigators, call 911 or the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-582-7115.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.