Police: Missing 72-year-old man found safe

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Police say a 72-year-old man who went missing from Ocean Beach Wednesday afternoon has been found safe. 

James Burks left his home in the 4600 block of Newport Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

Burks, who left without a cellphone or money but may be carrying a California identification card, is known to walk in the Ocean Beach area and has had multiple contacts with people there, police said.

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