Missing Encinitas man found safe
ENCINITAS (CNS) — An 81-year-old man with dementia who went missing in the Encinitas/Rancho Santa Fe area was found safe by a U.S. Customs and order Protection officer a day later and reunited with his family, authorities said.
Dean Works left his home in his Lexus SUV late Saturday afternoon and was later reported missing. He did not take a cellphone, identification, cash or credit cards, according to the sheriff’s department.
He remained missing until late Sunday afternoon when he was spotted by a
Customs and Border Protection officer. Authorities did not account for his
whereabouts while missing.
Sheriff’s officials said in a statement that Works was found in good
heath and was reunited with his family in Encinitas.