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MCSO looking for missing 92-year-old man last seen on casino floor

Posted at 10:15 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 13:36:37-04

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing 92-year-old man who was last seen at a Chandler casino. 

According to MCSO, Ernest Karkula was at Lone Butte Casino on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. 

The man's daughter told officials the man never came home after being gone for a while. The woman tracked the man down at the Lone Butte Casino, as he frequents it, and told him he needed to head home in Queen Creek. 

On Wednesday, the woman called officials to say her father never made it home. The casino could not locate the man and his vehicle was gone. 

Officials say the man has a history of getting lost while driving to and from the casino. 

The man's cell phone is dead, and loved ones have not been able to get in contact with him. He has dementia and high blood pressure. 

Karkula is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds, has grey hair, brown eyes and was driving a black 2006 Dodge Ram pick-up truck with license plate "302ZCE."