ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (5/19): The Southside Police Department has announced that Merle Wayne Firestone, 84, has been located at the Tennessee-Georgia state line.
ORIGINAL (5/19): Police are searching for a Southside man who was last seen in Atlanta Wednesday.
Merle Wayne Firestone, 84, was last seen driving a 2017 Toyota Rav4 east of the Atlanta area Wednesday night. Firestone’s family reports that he suffers from both diabetes and dementia.
Firestone’s license plate reads “851AVM.” He is 6-feet tall and weighs 190 pounds.
Police are asking anyone who has seen Firestone or knows where he to call 911 or contact the Southside Police Department at (256) 442-2255. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting in the investigation.