MORTON — An elderly Morton man missing since Friday could be in the White Pass area.
Larry Thorsteinson, 76, was last seen about 11 a.m. Friday at Heritage House, an assisted living facility in Morton, about 50 miles west of White Pass.
A search-and-rescue dog tracked Thorsteinson, who suffers from dementia, east along U.S. Highway 12 to a transfer station, said facility administrator Lynnette Cannon. “It appears he may have gotten into a vehicle,” she said.
Since that time, a man matching Thorsteinson’s description and calling himself “Larry” was reportedly seen near the Crystal Mountain ski resort Sunday, Cannon said.
Another person reported seeing a man matching his description near Rimrock Lake east of White Pass about 6 a.m. Monday, she said.
A deputy with the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report, but couldn’t find any sign of Thorsteinson or anyone matching his description, officials said.
Cannon said she also received a report of a sighting in Chehalis on Monday afternoon.
Thorsteinson is white with gray hair. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown Carhartt hat and brown Carhartt jacket.
Anyone with information about Thorsteinson’s location should call 911 and call Heritage House at 360-496-6699 or 360-508-5253.