Family worries about missing father - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Family worries about missing father

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

An 85-year-old man is still missing after disappearing from Moss Regional Hospital on Monday morning.     

Lake Charles police have been searching for Leroy Stewart Sr. in the area near Moss Regional.

Stewart has been missing for more than 24 hours and his family just wants him home.

His daughter, Debra Fontenot, said it's been a long couple of days having her father missing.

"He's out there in this heat. This heat is one problem that I'm worried about and he's been gone for over 24 hours," Fontenot said.

Lake Charles officers knocked on doors and searched for him in east Lake Charles on Tuesday, not far from where he disappeared. Moss Regional is a familiar place for Stewart and his family.

"He usually goes in with my mama. My mama also had an appointment and he usually goes in but they wouldn't let him in, so he had to sit in the waiting room and he just walked out," Fontenot said.

Stewart was caught on surveillance cameras, but authorities aren't sure which direction he may have traveled. 

Fontenot said Stewart has Alzheimer's, high blood pressure and diabetes. His condition only adds to the urgency of finding him.

"No sleep because you're worrying about it. You're trying to think of everything, anything that we can do to find him faster," she said.

Family members said Stewart is a quiet man. He's always smiling and he's kind. Now, Fontenot and her family are asking for help in bringing her dad home.

"If he's somewhere where he can see me, dad, I love you. And I hope all for the best for us to find you as soon as possible," Fontenot said.

According to the most recent update from Lake Charles authorities, Stewart was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday about five miles from Moss Regional.

Stewart was last spotted wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts. Authorities ask for your help in finding him.

You can contact the Lake Charles Police Department at 337-491-1311 or call 911.

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