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At-risk missing Wasco man found in good health in pistachio orchard

Posted at 11:07 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 15:42:25-04

(UPDATE Aug. 27) The Kern County Sheriff's Office said Melvin Rogers was found in good health and released to family members.

Wasco Substation deputies were sent to the area of McCombs Rd. for a possible location of Melvin Rogers. KCSO said within 15 minutes deputies located Rogers in a pistachio orchard.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing at-risk man from Wasco.

Melvin Rogers was reported missing by his family on Tuesday. He was last seen at about 7 p.m. in the 100 Block of Annin Avenue in Wasco.

He was wearing a brown button-up shirt, blue jeans, black socks, with black shoes.

His family said Rogers suffers from dementia and takes medication for high blood pressure.

If located, contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110