Missing Va. Beach man found in NC

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police say a missing man has been found safe.

71-year-old John Thomas Byers, who has dementia, was found in Robersonville, North Carolina. Virginia Beach police would not offer any more information on how he was located.

Before being found, Byers was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Baxter Road. Police say he was driving a 2003 Nissan Sentra. He was wearing a short-sleeve button-down shirt, jeans, silver or gray shoes and glasses.

Byers is known to frequent the 7-Eleven store and Farm Fresh on Baxter Road. Police say he wandered off two months ago to the Oceanfront, but eventually found his way home.

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