Missing Port Townsend man found safe
UPDATE: Port Townsend police said Schuder was found safe and has been reunited with his family. No further information was released.
On February 22, 2016, Ralph Theodore Schuder was reported missing from his home in the 700 block of T Street in Port Townsend, WA. Ralph, who goes by the name of Ted, was last heard from on February 20, 2016 around noon when his daughter had phone contact with him.
Police responded to Ralph’s residence and found his only vehicle was parked there and the home was locked. Police entered the home and found he was not there. There were indications he may have left the residence on foot, wearing sandals and no jacket.
According to his daughter, Ralph lives alone and does not really have friends and family locally. He is known to suffer from dementia and has given indications that this condition has worsened lately. In addition, he is reported to suffer from a heart condition and may be depressed. Ralph does take medications and is believed to have left these medications at home, based on officer observations in the residence.
Ralph likes nature and is known to take walks. He likes the Fort Worden State Park area, beaches, and the downtown area of Port Townsend. It is believed Ralph may have gone for a walk and become confused and lost as a result.