An 85-year-old Jefferson County man who was reported missing early Friday morning has been found unharmed in Duluth, Minn., Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said.
Family members of Wayne "Red" Becker, of Meriden, had alerted sheriff's officials Friday that they were unable to find Becker after he was last seen around 1 a.m. Friday in Shawnee County. But a Minnesota state trooper found Becker more than 500 miles from his home Friday night, Herrig said.
The sheriff's office had sent out a nationwide alert that included Becker's vehicle description.
Family members had told sheriff's officers Becker had been acting disoriented and confused, and Herrig said apparently Becker thought he was in Meriden when he was in Minnesota.
The family left Friday night to pick him up.
"We're glad he is safe. It was tough on the family," Herrig said.