Glenn Ford, a former Louisiana death row inmate who was freed last year when his conviction was vacated, was reported missing Wednesday (April 22) night, according to one of his caretakers.
Andrea Armstrong said Ford last was seen at his home near St. Bernard Avenue and North Galvez Street around 5 p.m. He was agitated when he left, she said.
Ford called Armstrong at 5:52 p.m. and asked her to pick him up from the French Quarter, she said, but he hung up before telling her his exact location.
Armstrong said Ford’s caretakers filed a missing person report with the New Orleans Police Department around 9 p.m. Police confirmed a report had been filed.
Ford, 65, has Stage 4 lung cancer. Armstrong said the cancer has spread to his bones and she’s worried it has spread to his brain. That could cause him to experience what she called “an episode of delirium.”
He last was seen wearing a black fedora, a black and gray zip-up hoodie over a black T-shirt and jeans.
Armstrong said Ford has been agitated and that he likely is in a lot of pain. He last took pain medication for his cancer around noon.
Police have asked anyone who sees Ford to call the NOPD at 504.821.2222 or 1st District Detective Everett Briscoe at 504.658.6010.