Missing Ocean Beach man with dementia found

James Burks

SAN DIEGO – The elderly man reported missing in Ocean Beach has been found, police said Thursday morning.

James Burks was “located safe and sound,” according to San Diego police watch commander.  No other details were released.

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

James Burks was last seen about 4:30 p.m. at his home in the 4600 block of Newport Avenue, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Burks is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes, with a long gray beard that goes down to his sternum, police said. He was last seen wearing a green shirt with a blue-and-gray checkered jacket.

Anyone with information on Burks’ whereabouts was asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000.