Fort Smith Police Find Missing 54-Year-Old Man With Medical Issues Near UAFS Campus

Dominic Lerma

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police found a man with medical issues who had gone missing after asking for the public’s help in locating him.

Dominic Lerma, 54, lives in the 2800 block of North Albert Pike and was last seen when his family helped put him to bed about 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. He was missing Friday morning (May 3), they told police.

Lerma suffers from blood pressure issues that can lead to confusion and disorientation. He wears a battery-powered vest to help with the issue, but the charge on that vest will run out soon, the family told police.

Police were trying to find Lerma before the battery on his vest ran out.

Several hours later, police announced on Facebook that Lerma had been found near UAFS.

“First responders are in the process of checking on his welfare, but he appears to be okay,” they said.

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