88-Year-Old Man Reported Missing in Desert Hot Springs Found Safe

88-Year-Old Man Reported Missing in Desert Hot Springs Found Safe

News Staff

An 88-year-old man with medical and cognitive issues who went missing Wednesday in Desert Hot Springs has been located safe, police reported.

Audley Fritts was last seen around 7 a.m. in the Stater Bros. shopping center at 13200 Palm Drive, according to Sgt. Chris Saucier. He said Fritts left an RV he was staying in to use the restroom and did not return.

Fritts has possible onset of Alzheimer’s disease, along with several other medical issues, and does not know the area, Saucier said.

The octogenarian also mentioned a desire to ride the bus, according to police.

Fritts has white hair, a full beard and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds, and is believed to be wearing a baseball hat, light colored khaki pants, a dark shirt and blue denim jacket.