Frantic search underway for missing 85-year-old with dementia

He suffers from dementia.
Published: May. 19, 2023 at 1:21 PM HST|Updated: May. 19, 2023 at 3:25 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A frantic search is underway for an 85-year-old Ewa Beach man who’s been missing for 4 days.

Relatives say Francisco “Frank” Pangelinan was last seen at home before leaving to the store to buy light bulbs.

That same day, his car was found at the Kapolei Home Depot

His daughter says he is a U.S. Army veteran and suffers from early onset dementia so they put a tracker on his vehicle and recently added one to his wallet.

“We discovered that he had taken the tracking device out of his wallet and left it in his car. So we have no way of tracking from here,” Arde said.

The longest he’s ever been missing was a few hours.

“It’s never been more than that,” said daughter Patricia Arde. “So we’re just frantic since it’s already been four days now and really, you know, solid leads.”

A search party is headed out Friday afternoon to continue the search.

Neighbor Irving Conley has been among those joining the search.

“I drive around and in the area ... and just keep my eye open and look, but you know, nothing so far,” Conley said.

Anyone who spots him is asked to call 911.