Mr. Botts has returned safely. Thank you to everyone for their concern.
On October 6, Lower Paxton Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of Ridgeview Drive in reference to a missing adult with dementia. The missing individual was subsequently identified as Richard E. Botts, who is 87 years old.
Botts' wife reported that he left the house at approximately 1:00pm on October 6. He did not tell her where he was going and did not take his cell phone, walker or any of his medication with him. Botts was last seen traveling south on Colonial Road towards Jonestown Road in their black 2017 Ford Escape SUV. The vehicle bears PA registration KVD 6141. The investigating officers determined that Botts is not in any of the local hospitals. None of Botts' relatives have reported hearing from him
Botts has been entered into NCIC and a Silver Alert has been issued. If you see Botts or his vehicle, please call 911 or contact Lower Paxton Police.