Family searching Kingsport streets for missing Alzheimer’s patient

Eugene Marshall

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – The Kingsport Police Department needs your help finding a missing and “endangered” elderly man who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Eugene Marshall, 80, was reported missing by family members on September 17.
Eugene Marshall, 80, was reported missing by family members on September 17.

Eugene Marshall, 80, was reported missing by family members on September 17. Investigators say it appears he walked away from his home on Brookwood Circle in Kingsport around 10:30 a.m.

According to Kingsport police, a large scale search for Mr. Marshall has been organized with a command post being established at the Kingsport Life Saving Crew, located at 1800 Crescent Drive.

In addition to police, various organizations are assisting with the search including the Kingsport Fire Department, Kingsport Life Saving Crew, Sullivan County Emergency Management Association, and Tennessee Emergency Management Association.

Dozens of friends, family, neighbors, and community volunteers are also assisting in the search.

Marshall was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt and white athletic shoes. According to family, he often dresses in layers – so it’s possible that he’s wearing a button-up shirt.

He’s said to stand around 5 feet-10 inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds. He has gray hair, hazel eyes and wears glasses.

Witnesses reported seeing him at McDonald’s on East Stone Drive, Waffle House on East Stone Drive, K-Mart, and East Stone Commons Shopping Complex.

Kingsport Police reported Monday night that additional photos were taken from surveillance video from a Sunoco convenience store on Memorial Boulevard in Kingsport.

Marshall was seen at Sunoco on Sept. 17 about an hour after he left home.

According to the release, he did not go into the store and walked west on Memorial Boulevard toward John B. Dennis Highway.

Police say Marshall often forgets where he lives and goes by the name “Gene” or “Papaw”.

Searches are being conducted in the areas surrounding his neighborhood, the Kingsport GreenBelt, and in areas where there have been unconfirmed sightings of Marshall. according to police.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the KPD at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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