Police Find Missing 93-Year-Old Man

Gar Baybrook

Gar Baybrook


Update: Phoenix police found Baybrook Friday night in central Phoenix. Baybrook was uninjured and friends drove him back to Payson. Read more in Tuesday's Roundup.

Police are searching for a 93-year-old man last seen Wednesday, Jan. 26 at his home, located behind Leaves of Autumn Books, 518 W. Main Street.

Garwood "Gar" Baybrook is 5’10”, 160 pounds and always wears suspenders and eyeglasses. He drives a white Ford Escort with a large, black cargo hauler on the roof bearing Arizona license plate 4MR910.

His secretary last reported seeing him at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 705 S. Bootleg Alley, before she went home for the evening.

The next morning when she came into work, Baybrook and his vehicle were gone. Baybrook normally left a note for the woman if he was going away, but he left no indication of his plans. The woman found dishes in the kitchen sink and a half finished dinner on the table.

"Mr. Baybrook is reported to be confused and suffers from memory loss, according to his family," said Payson Police Chief Don Engler in a press release.

Baybrook has no family in town. He has a son living in California and a daughter in Montana.

β€œHe has friends, but he mostly keeps to himself,” said Mitzy Orvis, who saw Baybrook every Saturday at the Payson Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Anyone having information regarding Baybrook is asked to call the Payson Police Department at (928) 474-5177.


Carol Owens 5 years, 11 months ago

I have been relieved to hear that Mr. Baybrook is home.


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