Missing 88-year-old La Mesa man found safe

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LA MESA, Calif. — An 88-year-old East County dementia patient who went missing this week was found unharmed Friday and reunited with his family, authorities reported.

Basilio Casillas of La Mesa, who disappeared Wednesday, was found shortly after 4 Friday afternoon in San Diego in the company of a good Samaritan who was aiding him, according to police.

It was unclear where he had been during his absence.

Casillas also went missing last week and was found at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Ysidro, detective Michael Butcher said.

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