Lexington man is found after Golden Alert

jkegley@herald-leader.comJuly 19, 2012 

An 81-year-old Lexington man who was the subject of a Golden Alert was found safe in Wilmore on Thursday afternoon.

Carl Wheeler Shye, a former police officer, was found in Wilmore about five hours after he went missing, Lexington police Lt. Scott Blakely said.

Shye, who suffers from heart problems and dementia, went missing after being seen about 11:47 a.m. Thursday at his home on Oakwood Drive in Lexington, according to a news release. He left to pick up his wife from the beauty parlor but never showed up, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Police released to the media photos of Shye and a description of his car, a light green Toyota Camry. Shy suffers from dementia and heart problems, police said.

Blakely said Shye was found after he had a minor car accident in Wilmore. He was not badly hurt, and his family had been notified that he was safe.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLPublicSafety.

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