Alzheimer's patient, autistic son missing in New Orleans

Chris Miller
August 17, 2019 - 4:31 pm

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 84-year-old man and his 48-year-old son. Complicating the case is that the father suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and the son is diagnosed with autism.

Police say Marion Winn and his son, Rendell Winn, were last seen by the elder Winn's wife Thursday night, August 16 at their home in the 3600 block of Livingston Street in Hollygrove, before they went to bed. 

"Mrs. Winn stated on August 17, 2019, at about 6:00am, she woke up and noticed both her son and husband missing. Mrs. Winn stated she heard noises downstairs around 4:00 a.m., which is the usual time her son wakes up," police said.

" Mrs. Winn stated this is the first time both of them have left the residence without informing her and without telling her where they were going," said police. "Mrs. Winn stated due to both of their conditions neither of them have a sense of direction."

Police say Mrs. Winn told them that neither man has cell phones, nor do they have transportation of their own.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marion or Rendell Winn are asked to call the New Orleans Police Department at (5040 821-2222 or the Third District Police Station at (504) 658-6030. 

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