ENDANGERED #MISSING: Shirley “Ben” Gano, 88 - Colville, OREGON (driving a blue BMW X5 with OR plate XQQ397 - has a stroke a few years ago and can get confused)

The family of a missing 88-year-old Oregon man who vanished from Colville after visiting his brother is making a plea for the public's help to find him.
Shirley "Ben" Gano has been missing since Saturday, when he left Colville to return home to Rainier, Oregon and never arrived.
Ben was visiting his brother and left Colville early Saturday morning. He fueled up his car and planned to drive straight through to Rainier. When his daughter hadn't heard from him by Sunday, Lisa Christopher panicked and called Colville Police. She said authorities have pinged his phone on two separate occasions, and it has shown up both times in Starbuck, Wash. A ten mile radius was searched by law enforcement authorities in the area but they found nothing.
After checking his credit card authorities found it was used at the gas station the day he left in Colville then again the next day in Walla Walla, which is located about 43 miles south of Starbuck. Authorities contacted hotels in Walla Walla but Gano's name never came up.
"My dad is just loved by everyone dearly," Christopher said. "I see it on the news and I never thought it would be me, and it's just an excruciating thing to go through. I want to drive up there and look all over the state but I can't do that."
Gano's family says he is very trusting and kind and are trying not to think foul play was involved. Christopher said her dad had a stroke a few years ago and where he gets confused at times, this behavior is very unlike him.
The car he is driving is a blue BMW X5 with Oregon license plate XQQ397.
If you have any information about Gano's whereabouts you're asked to call the Colville Police Department at (509) 684-2525.
Friends will be heading to Walla Walla Saturday to conduct their own search
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