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January 15, 2014

Family searches for disabled man last seen Dec. 7


“It’s a routine for him and he never strays from it,” she said.

Morse has also been talking with people in other areas of the city where her cousin is known to hang out, such as GAR Park, the Mount Washington neighborhood, the Winter Street area, downtown Washington Square and Riversedge Plaza.

“No one has seen him and it’s very unusual,” Morse said. “I’m very worried about him. The whole family is.”

Morse said her cousin’s daily routine involves taking a bus to Riversedge Plaza on Lincoln Avenue, where he meets up with his brother Dennis.

“They walk around the plaza, stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee, then David would spend the rest of the day walking around the plaza,” Morse said.

Morse said her worst fear is that he may have fallen into the Merrimack River while walking along paths behind Trinity Stadium.

She said a search of the river has not been conducted yet because of ice.

“Police have contacted different jails and hospitals, but nobody fitting David’s description has turned up,” she said.

She described her cousin as about 5-feet 6-inches, 180 pounds, long blond/brown hair and hazel eyes.

“We don’t know what he was wearing on the day he was last seen,” Morse said.

Anyone with information about David Ford is asked to contact police at 978-373-1212, or Linda Morse at 978-372-9160.

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