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Update: Elderly man missing since late Tuesday in Modesto is found safe, now back home

Peter Reyes, 78, as last seen in a Modesto neighborhood late Tuesday night.
Peter Reyes, 78, as last seen in a Modesto neighborhood late Tuesday night.

Update: Peter Reyes was found safe near the Modesto Airport, about two and a half miles from his home, the Modesto Police Department reported about 10:40 Wednesday morning. He is back home.

Original story: Police seek the public’s help in finding a man last seen about 11 p.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood just southeast of Briggsmore Avenue and Oakdale Road.

Peter Reyes, 78, may be disoriented and confused, the Modesto Police Department said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. He walked away from his home, in the area of Sturm Drive and St. Paul’s Way. Last seen by his wife, he was wearing a brown checkered shirt and black pants.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call the Police Department’s nonemergency number, 209-552-2470.

Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee since 1995. He currently does breaking-news, education and human-interest reporting. A Beyer High grad, he studied geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.
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