Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Unified Police investigators believe Samuel Polisano (left) was last seen driving away with the man pictured at right. (UPD photo)
Missing, mentally challenged Riverton man found in West Wendover

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 03 2013 10:17 am • Last Updated Apr 04 2013 03:23 pm

A mentally challenged Riverton man who was last seen in the company of an unknown male adult in a car leaving a local business Tuesday night has been found alive and well in West Wendover, Nev.

Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal did not immediately have further details on how the man was found, other than to say he was located by West Wendover police officers about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday inside the Peppermill Casino.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Earlier, Hoyal said Samuel Polisano, a 57-year-old autistic man who functions at the cognitive level of an 11-year-old — had left his home near 1300 West and 12800 South about 4 p.m. Tuesday to walk to the Riverton Library. He was reported missing shortly after 10 p.m. when he failed to return home.

Hoyal said detectives learned that Polisano used his debit card at the Sapp Brothers store, near 1300 South and Interstate 215, about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was seen leaving the store with a man described as a Latino or American Indian in his late-40s or 50s, with a full beard and wearing a white button up shirt and blue jeans.

Polisano had met the man for the first time at the library, and they decided to go to Wendover, according to UPD. Polisano and the man reportedly drove away westbound in a green, four-door sub-compact car.

Hoyal said the man was found in the casino with Polisano and was being questioned by detectives.


Twitter: @remims

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.