Missing at-risk Oceanside senior found


Oceanside police are searching for 89-year-old Napoleon Tafur, an at-risk senior who left his residence in the 3600 block of Fordham Court about 6:55 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (Provided photo)

OCEANSIDE (CNS) – An at-risk senior suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who drove away unattended in a vehicle Friday morning was found, Oceanside police said.

Peruvian-born Napoleon Tafur, 89, left his residence in the 3600 block of Fordham Court at about 6:55 a.m. in a 2009 Silver Nissan Frontier, authorities said.

The Oceanside Police Department said Tafur did not have a cell phone and had not previously gone missing.

“Tafur suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and may become combative if restrained,” police said. “Family members believe he may be trying to drive to Tijuana, Mexico.”

Police announced Friday afternoon that Tafur had been found, but no further details were provided.

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