The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Authorities have issued a statewide missing adult alert in Ohio.
George Niter, 83, was last seen on Tuesday in the city of Solon, located just southeast of Cleveland.
Police say Niter suffers from a medical condition, confuses easily and could be without his medication.
He is described as a black male, 5'6'' tall and 150 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes.
Niter was last seen around noon on Franklin Drive in Solon, wearing a tan Newsboy hat and suede coat. He is driving a green 1998 Ford Escape with the Ohio license plate # DVT5423.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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