Search ends for missing Ocean Beach man with dementia

SAN DIEGO -- The 72-year-old man, who suffers from dementia, was found unharmed a day after he was reported missing, police said.

James Burks was last seen about 12:45 p.m. when he left his house at 4686 Newport Ave., according to police.

Burks is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds, police said. His eyes are hazel. His hair is gray and he has a long gray beard, police said.

Burks also went missing about two weeks earlier, but was found a day later.

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