Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Clayton News Daily
A man with short-term memory loss was found at a MARTA station, about eight hours after he went missing.
Michael Hendrick Goodman, a 57-year-old Morrow man with "short vessel disease," which causes memory loss, reportedly went to his mailbox, mid-morning on Friday, and then wandered off.
Clayton County Police believe he just forgot where he was and started walking.
Police released his name and description at about 5:30 p.m., asking citizens, through the Mattie's Call, to assist in finding Goodman.
At about that time, someone was giving Goodman a ride to the East Point Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority train station, Capt. Greg Dickens said.
"We don't know why he went there," Dickens said. "We don't know if the person told him to go there, or if he was asking to go to the MARTA station."
MARTA Police were contacted and picked up Goodman at the station.
The 57-year-old was reportedly in good health and "there are no indications that any foul play was involved in his disappearance," Dickens said. He was returned to his home.
- Daniel Silliman