SILVER ALERT CANCELED: Missing 79-year-old dementia patient found safe

Lafayette Parish
Telesmar Thibodeaux

Telesmar Thibodeaux

UPDATE, 5:14 p.m.: Telesmar Thibodeaux has been located safe and sound near the Breaux Bridge highway, according to officials. The Silver Alert is canceled.

ORIGINAL POST: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for an elderly man who went missing after a doctor’s appointment today.

Telesmar Thibodeaux, 79, suffers from dementia and was last seen today at approximately 1:39 p.m. near Camellia Blvd. after leaving from a doctor’s appointment. He was last seen driving a 2017 black Ford Escape with Louisiana handicap license plate H288284. The vehicle has damage to the driver’s side mirror.

If anyone locates Thibodeaux, please call theLafayette Police Watch Commander at (337) 291-8668.

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