79-year-old found

By Austen Thibault, The Union Democrat September 20, 2013 01:58 pm

UPDATE: The man was found safe, according to a statement released about 12:45 a.m. Saturday by the Sheriff's Office. He was located by Lemore Police Department with a broken down truck.

The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office has asked for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 79-year-old man, Frank Souza, of Mokelumne Hill.

Souza was reported missing this morning, last seen at about 6 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Railroad Flat Road.

He was driving his red 2008 Toyota Tacoma extended cab truck with California license plate number 8S06821 and a large black deer guard on the front.

He was last seen with his large black dog.

Souza was described as suffering from various ailments including dementia.

California Highway Patrol activated a "Silver Alert" for him.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 754-6500.