TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help locate a black Chevrolet Colorado that is missing.

On July 26, a Tompkins County resident who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease was reported missing after he did not return home after a routine visit to a local store. At 10 p.m. that day, he was helped out by an unknown “Good Samaritan” taxi driver and turned over to Buffalo police. He was reunited with his family and returned home safe.

While the missing person was located, the car was not.

The sheriff’s office is asking for help finding the vehicle, which could have been abandoned anywhere between Tompkins County and Buffalo. The missing person still had keys in his possession, so the sheriff’s office believes he parked the vehicle and walked to where he was picked up by the taxi driver.

The car is a black 2007 Chevrolet Colorado with the New York license plate DCH6479.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office at 607-257-1345, ext. 4455.

Kelsey O'Connor

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