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91 Year-Old Missing From NJ Turns Up Safe In Darien

A 91 year-old man missing from New Jersey turned up at the Darien police station on Friday afternoon.
A 91 year-old man missing from New Jersey turned up at the Darien police station on Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

DARIEN, Conn. -- A 91-year-old man who had been reported missing in New Jersey was found when he wandered into the Darien police station last week to ask for directions, police said.

At 4:30 p.m. Friday, the man walked into the Darien police station on Hecker Avenue and asked for directions to New Jersey, police said.

As an officer tried to give him directions, he noticed the man was having trouble comprehending the instructions. The officer checked the National Crime Information Center and discovered that the man had been reported missing from East Orange, N.J., earlier in the day.

Police made contact with the man's daughter, who said he had disappeared the previous day.

She came from Clifton, N.J., to pick up her father, who waited in the police lobby until she arrived. A friend also came to take his car home.

Police said the man did not require any medical attention.

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