Police: Elderly man missing after drive from Reading home

Police are looking for an elderly man who disappeared Friday during a drive from his Reading-area home to the Philadelphia suburbs.

Clifford Landis Defrees, 85, left his home in Lower Alsace Township around 8 a.m. but failed to show for a scheduled appointment in Montgomery County at 9:30 a.m., police said.

At an unknown time, he stopped for directions in the Doylestown area.

Police said Defrees has been diagnosed with dementia and may be confused to his whereabouts.

He was driving a white 2007 Ford Fusion with a Pennsylvania registration of DMR-0109.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Berks Regional police at 610-655-4911.

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