U of M police asking for assistance in locating missing patient

Sylvester Sanders. Photo: BCA
Sylvester Sanders.

December 11, 2018 09:39 PM

The University of Minnesota Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a man from Maplewood. 

According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Sylvester Sanders, 49, was last seen at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital, where he has been under care for the last two weeks. The release says he left the hospital earlier during the day Tuesday without clearance and he still needs medical care. 


He has no cell phone or wallet with him and authorities are concerned for his welfare. Sylvester is noted to walk with an unsteady gate and can get confused. 

He was last seen wearing a black zip-hooded sweatshirt and gray pants. Sylvester is described as five-foot-nine, 192 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to use the transit system. 

If anyone believes they have seen Sylvester or know of his whereabouts, they are asked to contact the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-3346 or dial 911. 

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