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Renewed search for missing man comes up empty

Friday morning, two VPD detectives used four-wheelers to search the wooded area where Ferguson was last seen Friday morning, two VPD detectives used four-wheelers to search the wooded area where Ferguson was last seen
Aaron Kirk Aaron Kirk
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Maxwell Ferguson, 59, of Baymeadow Drive, Valdosta, wandered away from his home on May 8, and was last seen on May 9.

Feguson has Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, and is considered an Endangered Missing Adult. He was wearing black sweat pants and white T-shirt. 

The Valdosta Police Department said this morning that detectives searched the woods off of Baymeadows Drive using four-wheelers, but they have found no evidence that Ferguson was there, and called off their search efforts in that area. 

Ferguson has been reported missing several times by different agencies, and that the other agencies have notified the Department of Aging on several occasions. 

VPD is investigating the possibility that Ferguson may be trying to get back to Miami, where he has family. 

"The family down there have been notified to let us know if he does show up down there," Valdosta Police Department Lt. Aaron Kirk explained. "Detectives searched several days in the woods behind the Baymeadows home. Do not have any evidence to show that he is in those woods."  

A Mattie's Call is being initiated through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Mattie's Call is an emergency missing alert for disabled or elderly persons. The alert is an investigative tool that can be activated by a local law enforcement agency.

Family members are concerned for Ferguson's safety due to his medical issues. Anyone having any information on the whereabouts of Ferguson should call 911 immediately or contact their local law enforcement agency and report the information they have.

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