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Police seek help finding man who went missing on cross-country trip

William H. Davis did not arrive in Arkansas as expected Sunday; he has diabetes and early dementia

By , Columbian Metro Editor

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating a 72-year-old man who went missing while driving across the country from Vancouver to Arkansas.

A police bulletin said William H. Davis left Vancouver on Sept. 29, driving a maroon Ram pickup with Oregon license plate 794LXC towing a 14-foot utility trailer.

Davis, who has diabetes and is in the early stages of dementia, was last seen in Douglas, Wyo., where local law enforcement contacted him at his motel after finding his pickup and trailer parked in the middle of the road, according to the bulletin.

Davis, told the law enforcement officials that he’d left the vehicle there due to a diabetic issue, and he checked out of the motel later that morning, according to the bulletin. He was supposed to have arrived in Arkansas on Sunday but has not arrived and his phone is off.

Police ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts call 911 and reference case number 2021-20873.

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