Man, 91, suffering from advanced dementia still missing in West Covina

A 91-year-old man suffering from advanced dementia is still missing in West Covina and police asked for public help to find him on Sunday.

Buddy "Bud" Merritt Saunders was last seen about 7 p.m. on Aug. 21at his home in the 1800 block of Molokai Street, the West Covina Police Department reported.  

Saunders has been reported missing and later found several times over the past few years.

Police have already searched the immediate area of his residence and those areas where he had been previously located.  

A Silver Alert was issued by the California Highway Patrol. Hospitals and surrounding law enforcement agencies were also checked.  

Saunders is white. He stands 5-feet-10-inches tall. He has gray hair, green eyes and a full white beard.

He was last seen wearing a gray short sleeve shirt and gray jeans.   

The West Covina Police Department asked anyone with information regarding Saunders' whereabouts to call them at 626-939-8500 or 911.

Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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