Benjamin Hyde missing from Salt Lake Found

UPDATE 3/17/13 – An anonymous citizen is responsible for finding Benjamin, reports the St. Louis Tribune.   On Sunday a man driving by 4100 S. 2600 West in Taylorsville about 10:55 a.m. saw a man who he thought looked like Bejamine.   He pulled alongside him and shouted out “Benjamin” to see if the man would respond. Which he did.  The police were called in and Benjamin is fine.  It seems Benjamin was sleeping outdoors and wandering aimlessly as he was off his medication.

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Benjamin Thomas Hyde, 36, from Salt Lake who is legally blind is missing.  He  was last seen at his home at the Valley Mental Health assisted living center around 4:00 p.m.  The facility realized he was missing when he didn’t come for dinner nor take his medicine.

“If there’s anybody out there that’s seen him or thinks they’ve seen him, just reach out, say, ‘Are you Ben?’ He’s the friendliest guy in the world,” said  Kathy Auger, Benjamin’s mother.

“He left without any warm clothing, without his wallet and ID. So, we’re worried he might have been disoriented and wandered off,” said Chief Chris Snyder of the South Salt Lake Police Dept.

Hyde left without any warm clothing and his walled and ID.  The police have done an extensive search at places in town where he likes to go and they even searched the area around the the Jordan River.

Hyde is 6-foot-1-inch tall, around 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored tee-shirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information about Hyde’s location is asked to contact South Salt Lake Police at 801-840-4000.

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