Missing man who walked away from Davenport nursing facility found

Chris Atkinson, image from Davenport Police Department

Update: Chris Atkinson, who went missing on Thursday, September 28th, has been found.

He was located on Route 61 heading towards DeWitt over the weekend, according to a statement from the Davenport Police Department.

Police say he was unharmed and uninjured and was returned home.


DAVENPORT, Iowa — Police are looking for a man who walked away from a nursing care facility overnight.

Chris Atkinson, age 61, was reported missing by St. Mary Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, September 28th, according to the Davenport Police Department.  That rehab center is located at East Rusholme Street and Arlington Avenue.

Mr. Atkinson is described as a bald man with blue eyes, weighing about 170 pounds, standing 5-feet, 6-inches tall, said a missing person poster from police.

Davenport Police said they do not know whether he has any urgent medical needs.

If you have seen him, police ask that you call 911.

Dixon police are also working on a missing person case — details here.