SILVER ALERT UPDATE: Washington man found in home state

George Watanabe was found in good health

SILVER ALERT UPDATE: Washington man found in home state
George W. Watanabe was last seen in Gilbert, Arizona. Police issued a Silver Alert on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 on the 78-year-old man. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Gilbert Police Department canceled a Silver Alert for 78-year-old George W. Watanabe, who was reported missing Thursday, Oct. 10. Police reported Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, that Watanabe was located at his residence in Washington state by his neighbors.

Watanabe was last seen at a Gilbert home he and his wife, Mary Lynn, were house sitting. The Washington man was declared missing at 3:24 p.m. Thursday after police attempted to locate him earlier that day.

Watanabe’s wife reported him missing after she noticed he left with their car while they were unpacking their things outside of the house. Watanabe did not tell his wife he had plans to leave the house and didn’t tell her were he was going.

Watanabe was found in good health.

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