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"He never showed up at the golf course"

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany police are looking for 88-year-old Otha Butler who hasn't been since 8:30 Thursday morning.

"We're hoping and praying that we can find him before it gets dark," said Emma Quimbley

Quimbley and her sister Rosa Ward's hope of finding their elderly father before dark faded.

Butler dropped his son off near Hwy. 19 and Clark Avenue before heading to play golf at the Flint River Golf Course.

His daughters are asking for your help to find their father.

"He's our dad, and he has a mild case of dementia and that's a serious concern of ours," said Quimbley.

One concern is Butler may have gotten off his normal route; he exits at exit three which is Clark Ave. Before turning on Turner Field Road, it's a route he's driven for about 15 years.

"He goes the same route, and we've gone and looked that route over many times and nobody has seen him," said Rosa Ward.

One of his golf buddies called his family and said the Mitchell County man had not showed up at the course.

Police say he was driving a white 1998 Ford F-150, with a Mitchell County handicapped veterans tag DP72E5.

"We're asking the public to look out for him he's wearing a baseball cap, brown shoes, and khaki pants," said Ward. 

Law enforcement officers were told to be on the lookout for Butler, we saw them near the golf course Thursday.

As the lookout continues the family hopes someone calls with good news soon.

Butler is 6'1" to 6'2" tall and weights 125 pounds.

Anyone who seen him or his truck should call 911 or Albany Police at (229) 431-3288.


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