Family: Missing Man May Have Had a Stroke

Michael Naylon, 65, was last seen Friday walking down Route 413 towards Newtown from Worthington Mill Road.

Updated: Michael Naylon's family said he was spotted Wednesday evening at Petsmart.

A Newtown family is searching for their father, who has been missing since Friday and may be disoriented due to a stroke.

Michael Naylon, 65, was last seen walking down Route 413 towards Newtown from Worthington Mill Road, according to his daughter Megan. The family has filed a police report but is seeking clues as to where their father may have gone.

He is 5 feet, 9 inches, about 170 pounds, he daughter said. He has grey hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his arms and left shoulder blade, she added.

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Megan said she believes her father had a stroke while walking on Route 413 and it caused him to become disoriented. He has had four strokes in the past, she said, and two of those strokes caused him to become confused and disoriented. The other two times he made it to the hospital in time. 

“He had a stroke before and walked from Penndel to Bristol,” she said, adding he followed familiar landmarks he recognized from growing up in that area.

“We’re hoping he stays in Newtown,” Megan said, adding he may also have been inclined to head toward Richboro or Ivyland, where the family lived prior to moving to Newtown last summer.

A few witnesses in Newtown said they’ve seen her father over the past few days. The most recent of those sightings was Monday morning at McCaffrey’s, where he was confused and making odd requests for items like cup holders, Megan said.

There have been no more sightings since Monday, Megan said.

If you see Michael, call the police or Megan at 215-954-9176.  However, his daughter asks that you don’t tell him he’s missing or that his family is searching for him. That may confuse him and cause him to leave. 

Instead, she suggests approaching him and making small talk about the weather or his children.

“He won’t become angry or dangerous,” she said. “Just get him talking so he stays there. Ask him about the weather. He loves talking and enjoying conversation.”

Claire Hoover October 07, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I pray that you find your father and all is well


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