UPDATE: Missing Tomah man with dementia found safe

UPDATE: Thomas Wampler has been found safe.


TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT)– Authorities are looking for a missing man with dementia that left an adult care facility in Tomah Saturday afternoon. The Tomah Police Department said Thomas Wampler, 68, was last seen getting into a silver truck and may be trying to leave the city.

Wampler is a court-ordered dementia patient, who left a facility around 2:15 p.m. He was seen in surveillance video getting into a silver truck and leaving the area of the 600 block of West Veterans St.

Wampler may be confused and can be persistent about going somewhere. He has recently stated he wanted to see a friend in the Wisconsin Dells area, and routinely talks about going back to Madison.

The police department said he has no money, wallet or identification. He might be carrying a cell phone, but it cannot make calls and is basically a phone book with a few family phone numbers in it.

Authorities have checked businesses that Wampler frequents, but he has not been seen in those places.

Wampler is 6 ft. tall and 220 lbs. He was last seen wearing a baseball hat, grey flannel, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Officers and staff are actively working to locate him and alert his family. If you have seen him or know where he is, contact the Tomah Police Department at (608) 374-7400 or (608) 269-6333.