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Missing elderly man suffering from dementia found safe in San Francisco

Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 13:19:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Salvador Garza was located by San Francisco Police and is fine condition.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has asked for help locating a missing elderly man suffering from dementia.

Officials said 87-year-old Salvador Garza of Frazier Park was last seen Wednesday morning around 9 a.m., driving toward I5, possibly traveling northbound toward the San Francisco area.

He was reportedly wearing a white shirt and jacket with blue jeans, driving a 2008 tan-colored Hummer (CA License 6FGT201) from Lebec, CA.

KCSO confirmed that Garza suffers from the early stages of dementia.

If anyone has information regarding Garza’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110. Reference case number 2019-00152068.