Man with dementia, Parkinson's, inability to speak missing from Clifton

UPDATE FRIDAY, 2:35 P.M. — Darrell Pottratz was found safe and in good health after a citizen recognized him from his photo and called 911. He is back with his family. 


CLIFTON, Colo – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a man who has dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, and cannot talk.

Darrell Pottratz, 61, of Grand Junction, was last seen Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. He was leaving his home on the 3200 block of Lorene Drive, and was wearing blue pants and a green zip-up sweater. He typically leaves his home to visit a nearby friend, but was not been seen at the friend’s home, according to the sheriff’s office.

Pottratz is described as a white male, 5-foot-11-inches tall and 205 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He has dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, according the sheriff’s office, and cannot speak due to a previous stroke. 

He was reporting missing by family members. 

If seen, call 911 or the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at 970-242-6707.

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