Howard County Police seek help to find elderly man

Howard County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a elderly man who has been missing since Saturday afternoon, and have issued a Silver Alert in an attempt to find him.

Huber Earl Smutz, Jr., 82, was reported missing around 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

According to police, a family member woke up around noon and Smutz was gone from his home in the 700 block of Driver Road in Marriottsville.

He left in a 2007 silver Honda Accord with MD tag HYR743, police said.

Smutz is described as a white male, balding, with straight gray hair and blue eyes, no facial hair and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a red and blue jacket. 

Police are concerned about his welfare. He has been diagnosed with early stage dementia and has no cell phone, police said. He has been known to frequent Carroll County and also a local Rotary Club.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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