Elderly man with Alzheimer’s missing from Washington Heights

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Matthew Vasser | Chicago Police photo

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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