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Waipahu man, reported missing, has been found, police say

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                                Police are asking for help locating Earl Ortiz, who was last seen this morning in Waipahu.

    COURTESY HONOLULU CRIMESTOPPERS

    Police are asking for help locating Earl Ortiz, who was last seen this morning in Waipahu.

UPDATED 8:35 p.m.:

Honolulu CrimeStoppers said 81-year-old Earl Ortiz has been located.

Ortiz returned to his Poailani Circle home about 7:20 p.m. He is now safe with his family, police said.

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Honolulu police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 81-year-old Waipahu man who has dementia.

Honolulu CrimeStoppers said Earl Ortiz was last seen at his Poailani Circle home at 7 a.m. today, and family and friends are concerned for his well-being.

He is known to ride the bus to the Liliha Street area. He is described as 5-foot-2, 160 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair, and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark jacket, colorful Bermuda shorts, and a black fanny pack.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or send anonymous web tips to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org.

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