Chula Vista

Chula Vista Man Found Safe in San Diego: Police

An image of missing 84-year-old Chula Vista man, Wolfgang "Fred" VonHorn.
Chula Vista Police Department

A Chula Vista man who went missing for a couple of days was found safe in San Diego, police said.

Wolfgang "Fred" VonHorn, 84, went missing on Sunday after he left his east Chula Vista home to go out for a walk at about 7:30 a.m. He failed to return later that day and authorities asked for the public's help in locating him.

VonHorn was new to the area and not yet familiar with Chula Vista, according to police. His family said he suffers from early stages of dementia, which increased concern about his brief disappearance.

The previously missing man was spotted in Los Angeles on Monday and local authorities worked with departments in LA to ensure VonHorn's safe return. He was ultimately found in San Diego and reunited with his family, according to Chula Vista police.

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