ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An 89-year-old Truth or Consequences man last seen Wednesday was found late Friday morning hunkered down in a mesquite bush, New Mexico State Police report.
Jacob Lucero was reported to be dehydrated and was taken to a T or C hospital.
Police said Lucero, who has been diagnosed with advance dementia, took shelter in a large mesquite bush where searchers found him at about 11:30 a.m.
A Truth or Consequences man diagnosed with advanced dementia has disappeared after talking about going to his ranch in Los Alamos, New Mexico State Police report.
Jacob Lucero, 89, was last seen at his home in T or C on Wednesday evening. There also was a report of him being seen walking in the parking lot of the Sun Set Grill.
His caregiver told police he likes to visit family in T or C but has a tendency to get lost at night. The caregiver also said Lucero, in their last conversation, involved him going to the ranch in Los Alamos.
Due to his health situation he is considered to be in danger, State Police said.
Lucero is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 122 pounds and is slightly bald with white hair. He was last wearing a shirt described as brownish-maroon, blue jeans and a tan hat.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact Sgt. Baker with the T or C Police Department at (575) 894-1204.
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