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Silver Alert canceled for Chandler man with dementia believed to be on foot

Jun 17, 2023, 9:10 AM | Updated: 1:13 pm

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)...

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)

PHOENIX — A Silver Alert was canceled Saturday morning for an 87-year-old man with dementia in Chandler.

Ernesto “Ernie” Noriega was found on foot near McQueen and Queen Creek roads and has been returned home, the Chandler Police Department said.

Police said citizens called in when they saw Noriega.

His son last saw him watching tv at his home around 6:15 p.m. Friday, but when the son returned home around 2 a.m., the door was open and Noriega was gone.

Noriega was believed to have been last seen on foot near McQueen and Queen Creek roads around 6 a.m.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dress slacks.

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Silver Alert canceled for Chandler man with dementia believed to be on foot