On Thursday, Joseph Dotson was last seen at his home in Wiley City, Mr. Dotson is a former logger and likes to go to the hills. A statewide Silver Alert was issued on Friday for Joseph Daniel Dotson.

Sgt. Bill Splawn of the Yakima County Sheriff's Office released this statement:

On 9/16/16,  Joseph Daniel Dotson was report missing from the 10000 block of Hughes Road (Wiley City).  Deputies were told that Joseph Daniel Dotson left home on 9/15/16 at around 10:00 a.m.   Mr. Dotson is 81 years of age and suffers from dementia.  Mr. Dotson was last seen wearing bib overalls and a red and black checkered long sleeve shirt.  He is six-three and weighs 240 pounds.  He has brown hair and hazel eyes.  Mr. Dotson left home in his 1999 Ford F250 pickup.  The truck has a Washington license number of B15292X, and is brown in color. 

The sheriff’s office issued a state-wide Silver Alert for Dotson’s whereabouts on 9/16/16.  A Silver Alert is similar to an amber alert.   Anyone who has contact with Mr. Dotson is asked to contact the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible at (509)574-2500 or 1-800-572-0490.                                                          A generic 1999 F250 photo.