Missing elderly San Diego man returns home, police say

Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 18:02:23-04

SAN DIEGO - A Clairemont Mesa senior citizen with Alzheimer's disease found his way home unharmed Thursday, a day after being reported missing.

The whereabouts of Jack Bird, 88, had been unknown since he left his Tamres Drive home in his silver Honda CR-V on Wednesday, according to San Diego police.

Late Thursday morning, Bird called his son and told him he was lost. The younger man determined via a GPS device that his father was in Arizona, then aided him in navigating his way safely back home, Officer Luis Roman said.