Sheriff Doolen and members of the search team watch live drone footage scanning the area. Photo by Jessica Simmons

Search for Missing Man Continues

Law Enforcement and other agencies continued this past week to search for James Perry, 83, of Hardeman County.
Last seen on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. near his residence at 110 Hollywood Acres Lane in Bolivar, Perry is described as a 5’8”, 140-pound, African-American man who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
Since his disappearance, hundreds of volunteers and professionals from six different counties have searched daily for the Hardeman County native, who the family says does not drive and probably set out on foot from his residence.
A family spokesman said they just want him home.
“No questions asked. If you have taken Mr. Perry, please come forward. If you have Mr. Perry, take him to the nearest hospital, police department, or sheriff’s department. Please check your security cameras if you have them, as well as checking any abandoned buildings and cars on your properties.”
He was last seen wearing a white polo shirt, blue jeans, and red, white and blue Adidas tennis shoes. He may or may not have his glasses.
Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen says the number of man hours invested to find him is in the thousands and the search has included scanning the area with a helicopter provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Citizens with tips can contact the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department at 731-658-3971 and choose option 2.