Man Suffering From Dementia Leaves Wife At Gas Station

Editor’s Note: Byron Wilson has been found safe and was reunited with his family, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. 

EAGLE, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities would like the public’s help locating a man they say suffers from dementia who left his wife at a convenience store in Eagle Saturday morning.

According to the Vail Police Department, Byron Winston, 78, and his wife Geraldine Winston, were traveling from San Bernardino, California to Ottumwa, Iowa, when they stopped at a Loaf-n-Jug in Eagle at approximately 6 a.m.

Byron Winston (credit: Vail Police Department)

Byron Winston (credit: Vail Police Department)

“Mr. Winston became disoriented, his wife flagged down an officer, and he was cleared by paramedics. After police and paramedics left, around 6:40 a.m., Mr. Winston left his wife at the Loaf-n-Jug,” police said in a statement.

Byron Winston left in an unknown direction in a beige Cadillac with Iowa plates HUG-HII. He may be traveling east on Interstate 70 towards Iowa. He’s described as being a black man, 6 feet tall and 250 pounds.

Additional Information 

If you have questions or information about this missing senior citizen alert please contact the requesting law enforcement agency. If you have questions about the Alert Programs please contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at 303-239-4211 or visit


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