Missing Ocean Beach man with dementia found

James Burks

SAN DIEGO — Police said the 72-year-old man diagnosed with dementia was found a day after he was reported missing in San Diego.

The circumstances of how James Burks was found were not released. San Diego police confirmed that he was found Thursday morning.

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.