Update: missing Lacey man found early Sunday morning

Staff writerSeptember 21, 2013 

Update: A Lacey man who had been missing from his group home since Friday was found early Sunday morning in Olympia.

Although Lacey Police had issued a news release about the missing man, he was found sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Sunday by Olympia police, Lacey Police Lt. Phil Comstock said.

The man was found in the 100 block of Washington Street, downtown Olympia. Physically he was fine, Comstock said about the man, although he was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital as a precaution.

Earlier: Lacey police were searching Saturday for a 42-year-old man who was reported missing after he left his group home on 14th Court Southeast in Lacey.

A police news release described Paul Dean Demattos as white, 6 feet tall with a slender build, brown hair and blue eyes. His caregivers told police that he usually goes for a walk, but that he returns before dinner. That didn’t happen Friday.

The news release said Demattos suffers from a brain injury, but that he is friendly and enjoys talking with strangers. 

Rolf Boone rboone@theolympian.com 360-754-5403

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