An 80-year-old man has been missing since wandering away from a Maryland park Sept. 18.
Lubin Phipps has severe dementia and may appear confused and distressed, according to Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division.
Phipps was last seen at about 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at a senior picnic at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
He is five feet, six inches tall, has a thin build (weighing 142 pounds), brown eyes and grayish, slicked-backed hair. He was last seen wearing a beige, long-sleeved shirt (pictured), tan pants and sandals, but some of his caretakers remember him leaving his home wearing a blue shirt.
He is described as a fast and determined walker.
Phipps is originally from the Virgin Islands and speaks with a heavy accent. Police say that much of what he might say to a stranger would likely reference the Virgin Islands.
Police said they believe Phipps is no longer in Watkins Park, and that he likely ventured into a nearby community, such as Mitchellville, Bowie or Upper Marlboro.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-459-3232.
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