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A 78-year-old man with dementia who went missing in Cerritos was found Tuesday.

James Carroll Cox was last heard from at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Don Knabe Community Regional Park at 19700 Bloomfield Avenue, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

He was last seen about 1 p.m. Sunday on Martha Avenue near Briarwood Street, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued a Silver Alert for him.

Cox was believed to be walking. The CHP reported Cox was found at approximately 1:52 a.m. Tuesday.

A Silver Alert is activated when an elderly, developmentally or cognitively impaired person goes missing and is determine to be at risk to aid in their swift recovery.

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