COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho -- On Wednesday, Police were searching for a missing 76-year-old man who may have walked out of his home overnight.

According to police, Carol Bartlett reported she discovered her husband Ronald Eldon Bartlett missing from their residence.  Carol told investigators she woke her husband just after midnight to tell him to go to his bed to sleep. He had been sleeping in his easy chair in the living room. She reminded him of a doctor’s appointment he had Wednesday morning and went back to bed, police said.

Authorities said Carol fears that instead of Ronald going to bed he may have been confused and left for his doctor’s appointment in Spokane in the middle of the night. When Carol woke up Wednesday morning, she realized he was gone, said police.

Officers checked with the doctor’s office and Ronald had not arrived there, according to investigators. 

Police believed Ronald Bartlett was driving a Silver 2001 Honda Accord with the license plate K42172. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ronald Bartlett was asked to call Coeur d’Alene Police at 208-769-2320.