Elderly man with Alzheimer’s missing from Washington Heights

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An elderly man with advanced Alzheimer’s disease has gone missing from the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

Matthew Vasser, 83, was last seen by his family about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 9000 block of South Marshfield, according to a missing person alert issued by Area South detectives.

Vasser was described as a black man, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 170 pounds. He has brown eyes, salt and pepper hair and a dark complexion, police said.

Vasser knows his first name, but he may not know his last name, police said. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, patched blue jeans and black dress shoes.

He is believed to have a yellow tackle box used for fishing, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8274.

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