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Torrington police cancel Silver Alert for 79-year-old man

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TORRINGTON — Police have cancelled a Silver Alert for a missing 79-year-old man who has medical issues after he was found.

Police said Eugene Demers left his residence around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in a red, older-style Chevy pickup with a matching red cab with Vermont plates. Police did not have the model or year of the truck.

Officials said Demers recently suffered a stroke and has mild dementia and family members don’t have any idea where he could have went.

Torrington police had called a couple of local hospitals, but no one had seen him at any of them. They said he used oxygen and didn’t take his tanks with him. He also is on a number of medications, but left those all behind and is late on his doses. They said they are really concerned considering his current medication needs and physical condition.

Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed to be in danger.

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