Houston man with dementia remains missing after 2 weeks

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by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 7:20 PM

SPRING, Texas -- Nearly two and a half weeks have passed since Tommie Lowery disappeared, and his daughter is demanding answers from the home where he vanished from.

“A person just does not just disappear off the face of the earth and nobody see’s anything,” said Tammy Johnson.

Lowery, who suffers from dementia and other medical conditions, had been living in the house located on Country Walk Drive in Spring for more than a month.

Lowery’s daughter rented the 68-year-old a room in what she believed was some kind of an assisted living facility.

“This place guaranteed me his safety and his security,” she added. “And that’s what I wanted for my father.”

But about two and a half weeks ago, he simply vanished from the home and he’s been missing ever since.

“My greatest fear is never finding my father,” said Johnson. “That’s my greatest fear.”

Johnson has hung up flyers. Volunteers have searched. Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are working the case and the clock.

“The longer he’s gone, the longer he’s without his medicine,” said Sgt. Doug Thomas. “We’re trying to get him back to the family so we can get him back on his medication.”

According to the property owner, the house provides transitional housing and is not an assisted living facility. The owner said tenants are free to come and go as they please. But Lowery’s daughter provided KHOU 11 News with a copy of the contract she claimed to have signed, which seemed to state that her father was not to be left alone.

“It’s very unprofessional and I’m very angry,” she added.

Johnson also said that she was determined to find her dad.

“I will never give up.”

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