Hammond man reported missing

Police are asking the public’s help to find a missing northwest Indiana man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

About 11:20 a.m. Thursday, State Police were dispatched to help a motorist on I-55 near milepost 177, State Police said. They learned the vehicle they were called to belonged to Nathaniel Burns, who had been reported missing.

They searched the area, but were unable to find him, State Police said.

Burns, 81, went missing from his Hammond, Ind., home and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, police said.

He is described as a 5-foot-10, 155-pound black man with black hair and hazel eyes, police said. His family last saw him wearing a gray jacket, a gray sweater, gray Dockers pants and black shoes.

He is reported to be driving a white Pontiac G6 four-door with Indiana registration UUL258, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact authorities at (815) 844-1523.

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