December 29, 1997
Missing brother found in Brier
by Andrew Walgamott
WOODINVILLE--A 71-year-old Spokane man reported missing from his brother's Woodinville-area home early Saturday morning turned up in Brier that afternoon. Takey Hayashi, who suffers from Alzheimer's, wandered away from the home in the 24300 block of 80th Ave. S.E. sometime between 3 and 6: 30 a.m. The house is near the Wellington Hills Golf Course. Hayashi's brother Roy said Takey had walked most of the way to Brier where he was picked up by a motorist and taken to the police station there. Brier is north of Kenmore, seven air miles from Woodinville. Police there determined where Takey had come from and contacted his family.
Takey was discovered missing when family members woke around 7:15 a.m. to give a garbage man a holiday present. Family and neighbors searched nearby boggy woods and drove local roads for two hours before calling in Snohomish County Search and Rescue crews. A bloodhound and helicopter scoured the area with no luck. But with an hour of daylight remaining, the family received good news that Takey was alive and well. His sister-in-law picked him up at the Lynnwood Police headquarters where he'd been transported by police.