Toronto police are looking for senior with dementia who went missing Thursday night in the city’s west end and have escalated their search to the highest level.
Alber Marbena, 74, a Peel Region resident, was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. in the Humberline Drive and Finch Avenue West area. Police believe he is either travelling on foot or by public transit and say they are “very concerned” for his safety, Toronto Police Sgt. Andrew Higgins said.
Marbena’s son, Angelo Zea, told reporters at a command post set up in the area Friday evening that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s and has been found in the area before.
‘It’s my dad’
This time, no one was home when he ventured out, he said.
“It’s pretty hard, of course. It’s my dad,” said Zea, asking for anyone who spots Marbena to please come forward.