Missing Illinois man with dementia found in South Carolina

William Hargan (Courtesy: Massac County Sheriff's Office)
William Hargan (Courtesy: Massac County Sheriff's Office)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities have have safely located a missing elderly man with dementia from southern Illinois who was found in South Carolina.

William “Virgil” Hargan was last seen on Monday around 3:30 p.m. in Metropolis, Illinois.

The Massac County Sheriff’s Office believed Hargan was in Paducah at some point and his daughter told the media he asked for directions back to southern Illinois at a gas station in Antioch, Tennessee.

South Carolina news station WPSD says Hargan was found in Clinton, South Carolina, according to his daughter.

Clinton police reportedly pulled him over after identifying his car and he is currently under the care of police until a family member can get him and drive him back.

Hi sdaughter told WPSD that Hargan was trying to get to Vanderbilt University Medical Center because his youngest son’s wife is a patient at the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Massac County Sheriff’s Office at 618-524-2912.