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Silver Alert issued for 81-year-old in Tonopah with dementia

Dec 7, 2023, 5:45 AM

photo of John Saler...

A Silver Alert was issued for an 81-year-old man with dementia last seen in Tonopah on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. (Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)

PHOENIX — A Silver Alert was issued for an 81-year-old man with dementia last seen in Tonopah on Wednesday, authorities said.

John Saler stands 6 feet tall, weighs 195 pounds and has white hair with blue eyes.

Saler left his home near 418th and Maryland avenues around 2 p.m. to collect mail and did not return. He also didn’t take his cellphone with him.

He was wearing a light-colored shirt (white or off-white) and dark blue shorts.

Saler is believed to be traveling in a red 2016 Ford Escape with Arizona license plate 8RA4BLA.

Anyone with information regarding Saler’s whereabouts was asked to call the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at 602-876-1011 and reference incident report #23-031223.

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Silver Alert issued for 81-year-old in Tonopah with dementia