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Topeka man with dementia found safe, Silver Alert canceled

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 5:17 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department says it is grateful to the public for its assistance in finding a missing elderly man with dementia.

TPD said Richard Short was found just before 9 a.m. after a resident saw him walking near McEachron Elementary School and called dispatch. He was checked by medical personnel and returned home.

The Silver Alert was issued after Short, 82, walked away from his home near S.E. 42nd and Illinois around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, police Lt. Matt Danielson said.

Short is described as a white man wearing a light-colored T-shirt, shorts and socks.

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