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8/31/04-Starrville

Missing Man With Alzheimers Could Be Alive

  A twist in the disappearance of a missing Alzheimer's patient. Officials believe Edward Phillips could be staying with friends. The 75 year old disappeared last Wednesday sparking an extensive 2-day search by the Smith County Sheriffs Department. The family now speculates the man didn't want to live in a nursing home to care for his Alzheimer's and that he might be hiding out because of that. Smith County Sheriff Officials say Phillips will not be charged with any crime because he can come and go as he pleases. It's still being considered a "missing persons case".

Christine Nelson, reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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