Updtae : Chicago police announced this evening that King Drakeford was located in Jefferson County, Wis., when he ran out of gas and was assisted by the Jefferson County Police. Drakeford has been reunited with his family. Further details were not released.
Chicago police issued a missing person alert this morning for a 71-year-old man who failed to pick up his wife from work Wednesday.
King Drakeford, of the 1400 block of West 73rd Street, is believed to have left his home in his 2001 burgundy Buick LeSabre 4-door with whitewall tires, silver trim on the doors, and bobble head dogs in the back window, according to the alert. His car has Illinois license plate DEF149, police said.
Drakeford picks up his wife from her job everyday at about 1 p.m., but failed to do so Wednesday. He was last seen wearing a beige cap, red, blue and white checkered short-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and black shoes, police said.
He takes blood pressure medicine, police said.
He is described as black with a dark complexion, 5-feet-8½, 147 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Wentworth Area Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8385.