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Silver Alert canceled for 83-year-old Phoenix man with medical condition

(Phoenix police photo)

PHOENIX — A Silver Alert was canceled Friday night after an 83-year-old man with a medical condition who was last seen in Phoenix the night before was found safe in Goodyear.

Roberto Velasquez was reported missing after being seen in the area of 70th and Cambridge avenues around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

A Silver Alert was issued Friday morning for Velasquez before being canceled around 6:33 p.m.

According to authorities, Velasquez was located in good health and had apparently been walking the whole time he was missing.

He was described as a 5-foot-3 man with white hair, a full beard and brown eyes. He also suffers from vitiligo, a disorder that causes his skin to appear bleached.

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