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Update: missing 81-year-old located safely, Citrus Heights police say

Updated 6:22 p.m.–
Sentinel staff report–
Citrus Heights police said a missing elderly man was located “in good health” several hours after the department issued a Missing Person Alert on Wednesday afternoon.

Police had issued an alert about the missing 81-year-old around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, describing the man as at-risk and suffering from a medical condition that could have left him disoriented or confused. He had last been seen walking away from the area of Sylvan Road and Sylvan Creek Court.

The missing person alert did not include a name or photo of the man, but described him as an Indian man with thinning white hair on top and missing lower teeth. He had last been seen wearing a black jacket with black and grey pajama pants.

As previously reported on The Sentinel, the Citrus Heights Police Department averages around 50 missing person calls per month. The department encourages at-risk individuals with conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia to enroll in a free program called “Project Lifesaver.”

The department says the program is currently free for qualifying at-risk Citrus Heights residents, with each enrollee receiving a trackable radio frequency transmitter to wear around the ankle or wrist which enables police to help find the person, if reported missing.

Project Lifesaver International is a non-profit company which began working with CHPD in 2012. Those interested in learning more about the program can visit ProjectLifesaver.org, or download enrollment forms on CHPD’s website.

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