Missing Man with dementia, 61, found: police

Winnipeg police report a missing man with dementia, last seen in the Spence neighbourhood, has been found.

Reginald Copenace, 61, had last been seen Saturday on Notre Dame Avenue

Reginald Copenace, 61, is now clean-shaven, police said. He was last seen wearing a brown coloured bomber-style jacket with reflective strips, blue jeans and a blue and grey coloured hat with ear-flaps. (Winnipeg Police Service)
Winnipeg police say a missing man with dementia, last seen in the Spence neighbourhood, has been found.

Sunday morning police reported Reginald Copenace, 61, was last seen on the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue.

In a tweet, sent out Sunday afternoon police said they are "happy to report that Reginald Copenace has been safely located."

Earlier in the day police spokesperson Rob Carver told CBC News they were concerned about Copenace's whereabouts because he "has been diagnosed with dementia, and that puts him at a higher risk."

He added Copenace has gone missing before and may be confused.

"His choices may not get him back to safety: he may not know where he is, he may not know to ask for help, he may not know to seek shelter, which would all put him at additional risk."

When Copenace has gone missing in the past, he's travelled to the south of the city, Carver added.