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Thornton police find missing elderly man safe

Posted at 7:28 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 10:45:23-04

UPDATE (8:42 a.m.) — William Buchanan was found safe, according to the Thornton Police Department.


THORNTON, Colo. — Thornton police are searching for a missing senior who has memory issues.

William Buchanan, 74, was last seen at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of E. 144th Avenue and York Street, police said. He was headed to a Walmart, but had not returned as of Thursday morning.

He was wearing a jeans, boots and a blue jean jacket with a green “E” on the back and “William” on the front. He was driving a gray 2008 Nissan Frontier Crewcab with license plate number 462OIB.

Buchanan is described as a 5 feet, 1 inch tall and 130 pounds. He is bald.

He has been lost before and was found in Westminster.