UPDATE: Missing Madison man found safe

UPDATED Thursday, July 17, 2014 --- 4:32 p.m.

Dane Co. Dispatch confirms that 74-year-old Stephen Nelsen has been found safe in the Nakoma neighborhood.


UPDATED Thursday, July 17, 2014 --- 10:27 a.m.

Madison Police say 74-year-old Stephen Nelsen has not been found. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

The police department's mounted patrol and K9 unit assisted in yesterday's search for Nelsen. A police dog led officers in the direction of Regent Street. Nelsen used to work on the UW-Madison campus, and could have walked toward the Isthmus.

Officers have alerted staff at the Edgewood campus, the Henry Vilas Zoo and UW-Madison Police to be on the lookout for Nelsen. A reverse 911 call was also made to citizens in the area.

Nelsen could also have walked in a different direction. A citizen believed she saw him near Tokay Blvd. around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. He also lives near the Arboretum.

Nelsen has no cell phone, no money, and no food. There is genuine concern for his welfare.


Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014 --- 2:37 p.m.

Madison Police are searching for a missing 74-year-old man who suffers from memory issues.

Police say Stephen Nelsen walked away from his Nakoma area home early Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Nelsen is six-feet tall with white hair. He was last seen wearing a red long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone seeing Mr. Nelsen should call 911 so officers can help get him home.

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