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Search for ex-professor has yielded no clues

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A monthlong search for a retired college professor who has Alzheimer's disease has failed to turn up any clues, police said.

The wife of 81-year-old Charlie Capel awoke May 21 to find her husband gone, his glasses and wallet still on the bedroom dresser and the door to the couple's home open.

"I want to believe that Charlie went for a walk that morning — he used to be a big walker — made a wrong turn and got lost," said 82-year-old June Capel, his wife of 58 years. "Maybe someone picked him up and dropped him off at a shelter or something. I don't know. We may never know."

Police in this town about 30 miles north of Cincinnati used search dogs and helicopters to scour a 10-mile radius around the house four times.