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Maui police want to build information database to help find disoriented people

WAILUKU >> Maui police want to build a database to help with looking for missing people who may be disoriented or suffering from dementia.

The Maui News reported Monday that because of a recent overnight search for an elderly man lost in Kahului, police are urging caregivers and families to fill out forms that would help locate disoriented people.

The police department has had a disoriented persons identification form for the past 18 years but only 50 families have one on file. 

Police say family members and caregivers might be too distracted to give first responders information soon after reporting a disappearance.

Families who complete the identification can provide a photo of the person, information about where the person lives and other details such as former places of employment and former residences.

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