Missing Dayton man had been on road for 2 days

UPDATE @ 11 a.m. July 25

Jesse Scandrick is headed home after he was found safe, albeit a little disoriented, in Morgan City, W. Va., the family has confirmed.

His wife Ramona Scandrick said her husband was headed to Englewood the morning he disappeared and apparently made a wrong turn and ended up on I-70 East. She said he was on the road for two days.

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Jesse was found after local police in Morgan City, W. Va. were called to a convenience store on the report of a man who wasn’t sure where he left his van.

Around the same time Dayton police issued a silver alert for Scandrick’s disappearance and Morgan City police made the connection and found Jesse’s vehicle, according to his wife.

Jesse was headed home this morning.

UPDATE @ 7:35 p.m.

Dispatchers said 75-year-old Jesse Scandrick is still missing and is not listed as a patient at any area hospital.

If you see him you’re asked to call the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center at (937) 225-4357.


An older man who has lapses of memory and sometimes gets lost is reported missing from his Dayton home.

Jesse Scandrick, of the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue, was last seen Saturday morning.

Police filed a missing persons report that evening.

The 75-year-old suffers from dementia and he occasionally gets lost while driving, according to his wife Ramona Scandrick.

Ramona said her husband left the house Saturday morning without telling her.

She said she knows he visited an ATM on West Third Street and thinks he may have been headed to a store.

Jesse is described as standing about 6 feet, weighing 140 pounds, with a white beard. He was wearing a beige-colored baseball cap.

When he left the house, he was driving a green 2009 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with the last four digits on the license plate of 7510.

Ramona said her husband disappeared once before in October of last year.

If you see him, call the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center at (937) 225-4357.