Missing East Bay Man With Alzheimer’s Found In NYC

NEWARK (CBS / AP) — Newark police say an 81-year-old man who was missing for a week has been found 3,000 miles away.

Cmdr. Robert Douglas said Jude Hunter of Newark suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing after he didn’t return to his residential care home on Jan. 10. He had missed a ride home from a doctor’s appointment in East Oakland.

The San Jose Mercury News reported that employees at a Manhattan hospital called Newark police and said they had found Hunter a week after his disappearance. New York City police verified his identity.

Douglas said police are investigating why Hunter traveled to New York. He’s expected to return to Newark soon.

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