Police Find Elderly Missing Man Safe

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

SPARKS, NV - Sparks police have found a man missing since Wednesday afternoon.

Sparks resident August Prechel had been seen in the lobby of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno Wednesday. Prechel's caregiver had responded to the hospital to pick him up but was unable to locate him.

Prechel is 80 yrs old, uses a wheelchair, and may be suffering from dementia.

After an overnight search, police say Prechel turned back up at his home. They don't suspect foul play.

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