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FOUND: Silver alert discontinued for missing 77-year-old man

Juan Tellez-Rodriguez last seen Jan. 5 at Edinburg assisted care facility
Juan Tellez-Rodriguez
Posted at 7:57 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 18:33:52-05

EDINBURG, Texas — UPDATE:

77-year-old Juan Tellez-Rodriguez out of Edinburg has been found as of 5:11 p.m. on Monday. The Silver Alert has been discontinued.

ORIGINAL STORY:
A Silver Alert is continuing Monday out of the Rio Grande Valley.

Edinburg police continue to search for 77-year-old Juan Tellez-Rodriguez, who left his assisted care facility without notifying the staff. He was last seen at the facility around 1:30 p.m. Jan 5 in he 500 block of S. 12th Avenue in Edinburg.

He's described as 5-feet-7-inches tall, , weighing about 180 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes.

Police believe the disappearance of Tellez-Rodriguez, who has been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, poses a credible threat to his own health and safety.

Tellez-Rodriguez's son says his father has been diagnosed with dementia and may have trouble communicating due to a previous stroke.

Police believe he may try to visit old friends and could attempt to travel to Mexico.

If you see Juan Tellez-Rodriguez or know of his whereabouts, you're asked to call the Edinburg Police Department at 956-289- 7700.