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Missing woman with dementia latest patient to "walk away" from nursing center in Maple Heights

Posted at 6:08 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 18:08:48-04

Patty Mosley, a 66-year-old dementia patient, walked out of a Maple Heights medical center on Saturday and is still missing Monday.

Broadway Care Center, the nursing and rehabilitation center Mosley went missing from, markets itself as a place for those recovering from a hospital stay or in need of rehab.

So how did 66-year-old Patty Mosley simply walk out of the facility unnoticed? That's not a question they'll answer — News 5's calls and emails have not been returned by the center. 

According to Maple Heights Police Detective Lieutenant Grossmyer, it appears Mosley just walked away from the facility. 

"They weren't sure how she had gotten out of the facility," Grossmyer said.

The police report on the incident says Mosley is "diagnosed with major depression, dementia, alcoholism and other disorders of the brain." 

"We have not been able to locate her," Grossmyer said. "We would still assume that she's wearing the same clothing, which was a gray sweater and blue jeans. She had gray and black hospital-type slippers on. Her hair is black with gray in it."

Police searched all local hospitals, RTA stations and women's shelters and called in their search team. 

"We went into individual businesses, establishments, we checked with people up and down the streets. We have checked everywhere we can and the information was put out throughout northeast Ohio," Grossmyer said.

News 5 did some searching of its own and dug into Broadway Care's history. 

We found that Patty Mosley isn't the first patient to walk out of the building while under supervision. In June 2017, 52-year-old Francis Kish "walked away" from the facility. According to a past police report, Kish is a "paranoid schizophrenic" who needs medication. Luckily, Kish was eventually found at an RTA station.

Mosley is the second dementia patient to escape care in the Greater Cleveland area in the last week. News 5 reported Friday that 56-year-old Mark Billiter walked out of a center in Canton and was later found dead near a gas station. Investigators believe he may have died from exposure to the cold. 

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Mosley's family could not be reached for a comment.

Maple Heights Police are asking the public to take a close look at Mosley's photo to see if anyone has seen her and to keep an eye out for her. Anyone who spots Mosley should call local police.

During News 5's dig of Broadway Care Center, we also checked on the facility's history with the Ohio Department of Health and found the center had compliance issues in February. A follow-up visit in April showed they are now in total compliance.