MADISON, Miss. (WLBT) — An hours-long search effort for a missing Madison man dealing with dementia came to an end after a Madison Central High School student found him.
In late October, 17-year-old Katie Qualls was winding down for the night and was on Facebook when she came across a post on her neighborhood’s page, alerting residents about an elderly man that wandered away from his home and had been missing for several hours.
Qualls and her family were concerned about his well-being and feared he wouldn’t fare well in the frigid temperatures outside.
“I immediately went to my parents and was like, ‘I’m not going to be able to go to sleep until this person is found,’” Qualls said. “I was just thinking about if that was my grandfather or somebody. It just didn’t sit right with me.”