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CBI deactivates Senior Alert after missing 75-year-old man with dementia found

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Posted at 11:26 PM, Jan 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-19 23:33:42-05

UPDATE: John Miketin has been found, CBI said in a Jan. 19 update. The bureau did not share Miketin's condition. The Senior Alert has been deactivated.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has issued a Senior Alert for a missing 75-year-old man who was last seen Thursday evening in Mesa County.

John Miketin, 75, left his home near the 2000 block of North Surrey Court in Grand Junction around 7:45 p.m. Loved ones have not heard from him since.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said he has dementia.

Someone matching Miketin's description was last seen walking eastbound on Broadway near Two Rivers Winery around 8 p.m.

Deputies, search and rescue volunteers and community members searched overnight for him, but have not located him.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said because he has dementia, he likely did not know where he was walking and may not know how to get back home. They said the area where he disappeared has many large buildings and outbuildings, so property owners are asked to check structures on their land.

In a previous incident, Miketin had walked from Grand Junction to Fruita — about 12 miles — before he was located.

Miketin is described as a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a light gray windbreaker, blue jeans, black shoes and possibly an Air Force baseball cap.

Miketin was not dressed for the cold weather, according to CBI. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at 970-242-6707.

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