Missing man found safe, sent to hospital

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — The schizophrenic man who was reported missing by his family last week was been found Oct. 27.

David Allan Dillard, 51, of Dearborn, was spotted walking on Michigan Avenue by a former case worker, who contacted the police. Officers came to the scene, located Dillard and transported him to a local hospital for evaluation.

Dillard was reported missing by his family on October 19 after not being seen or heard from for three days.

Dillard’s family told police he has paranoid schizophrenia and was last known to be in his apartment in the area of Schaefer and Michigan but that he was known to frequent Michigan Avenue between Inkster and Detroit. Dillard has no vehicle and the family said that there were no close friends with whom he might have been staying with.

The family also stated that they believed Dillard recently stopped taking his prescription medications, but that he had no history of violence.

They added that his schizophrenia makes him fearful of the police.

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)