John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 5, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Police Searching for Missing Couple with Dementia
Husband and Wife Last Seen in Upstate New York
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that police are searching for a missing Bedford couple who each have dementia.
The couple, Norman Lepine, 79, and Shirley Lepine, 77, of Kensington Drive, Bedford, were last seen traveling together on Interstate 90 in the area of Waterloo, New York at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 by New York State Police. This sighting was prior to the release of a report that the couple had gone missing.
Norman Lepine was driving a 2018 white Audi A8 with New Hampshire registration 4C455. A credit card belonging to the Lepines was also used in Waterloo, New York on Thursday, April 4.
It is believed Norman Lepine may be in need of medical attention. Police do not believe at this time that the Lepines have fallen victim to criminal activity of any kind.
Norman and Shirley Lepine were last seen by their daughter at their Bedford residence at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The couple had plans to drive themselves to a restaurant in Tamworth, New Hampshire shortly after their daughter’s visit.
Police do not believe the Lepines reached the restaurant in Tamworth, and there is no indication they returned to their residence after leaving for their dinner plans.
The Lepines do not own a cell phone.
Bedford Police are actively investigating and attempting to track the Lepine’s vehicle through GPS and other services. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont State Police agencies have also been notified of the missing couple.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Joshua Gray of the Bedford Police Department at 603-472-5113.