Missing man with Alzheimer's found after Silver Alert

Posted at: 07/01/2013 10:02 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com



A missing 71-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's was quickly found thanks to a tip early Monday.

Albuquerque police issued a Silver Alert for Ray Trujillo around 6:30 a.m. Silver Alerts notify the public about missing persons who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

A concerned citizen saw the alert and contacted police around 7 a.m. Trujillo was found safe near Copper and Wyoming shortly after.

He has since been reunited with his family.