Mattie's Call issued for missing man
80-year-old Lawrenceville resident disappeared last week

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Monday issued a Mattie's Call to help locate an 80-year-old man missing since last week.

Police say Jean Laguerre, who vanished from the front porch of his home Wednesday, is now believed to be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's, allowing investigators to submit Laguerre's information for a Mattie's Call.

Laguerre, a native of Haiti, was last seen Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the front porch of a house he shares with his daughter in the 900 block of Melrose Woods Court. The man's daughter told authorities she went inside for an unknown period of time and when she returned to check on him, he was gone.

Foul play is not suspected, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said.

Laguerre is 5 feet tall, about 142 pounds with salt and pepper hair, authorities said. He was last seen wearing green pants with a beige and brown striped shirt and black shoes.

Police say Laguerre takes blood pressure medication daily and cannot speak English.

Anyone with information about Laguerre's whereabouts is urged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 770-513-5300.