Their Facebook post was shared hundreds of times. Within a half hour, Alcauter was spotted by a good Samaritan in Central Point, NBC5 spoke to her by phone.
“I showed him the picture and asked him if that was him and he said ‘yeah’, and I told him well your family is looking for you in Spanish and he told me ‘well they found me’ and he had a tear in his eye,” Gina Conken says.
Conken called 9-1-1 and helped serve as a translator for police. She says she likely wouldn’t have thought twice about someone walking down the road had she not seen that post.
Alcauter is okay and is back at home with his family tonight.
UPDATE (09/05 12:00 p.m.): Medford Police said Angel Alcauter was located in Central Point around 11:15 a.m. Police say he was in good condition and was returned to his family.
Medford, Ore. – Police are searching for a 77-year-old man after he was reported missing by his family. Officers believe the man may be endangered.
Medford Police said Angel Alcauter suffers from multiple health condition including dementia and Alzheimer’s. He was last seen Monday morning at around 8:00 leaving his family’s home in the 500 block of Western Avenue in Medford.
Police believe public assistance may greatly increase the chances of finding Alcauter in a timely manner.
Alcauter is described by officers as 5’10”-6’01”, medium build, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue and black flannel shirt, a dark cowboy hat, jeans, and sandals.
If you see Alcauter, call Medford Police at 541-770-4783.