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Police locate Kearns man who went missing Saturday evening

Published: Sunday, July 1 2012 11:31 a.m. MDT

KEARNS — A 72-year-old Kearns man who went missing Saturday evening was located Sunday.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said Jose "Joe" Naranjo was found about 11 a.m., about 16 hours after he left his home near 6100 South and 4500 West on foot.

Naranjo, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was found near West Ridge Golf Course, 5055 S. 5950 West. Hoyal said the man was "OK."

Police said Naranjo was upset with his family when left about 5 p.m. Saturday. When he had not returned home after five hours, family members called police.

On Sunday, police issued an endangered missing advisory in the search for Naranjo because of the extreme heat and the amount of time he had been gone.

Jared Page

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