72-year-old man with dementia reported missing in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 72-year-old man diagnosed with dementia went missing Wednesday in San Diego.

James Burks left his home in the 4600 block of Newport Avenue about 12:30 p.m., heading in an unknown direction, according to San Diego police.

“He routinely goes on walks and returns within 15 minutes,” according to a police statement.

Burks, who left without a cellphone or money but may be carrying a California identification card, is known to walk in the Ocean Beach area and has had multiple contacts with people there, police said.

Burks is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 175 pounds and has hazel eyes, white hair and a light-to-medium complexion. He was wearing jeans and a black-and-blue jacket when he went missing.

Anyone with information regarding Burks’ whereabouts was urged to call San Diego police at (619) 531-2000.

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