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ROANOKE, Va. -- Authorities said a 77-year-old man with dementia from Roanoke whose disappearance promoted troopers to issue a have Senior Alert on Saturday has been found safe.

Roanoke Police posted around 7:15 a.m. Sunday that James H. Smith had been "found safe and unharmed."

Smith had been last seen at his home around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

James H. Smith

James H. Smith

"He may be traveling to Chicago, IL in a red, 2003 Ford F-150 extended cab with a gray stripe along the bottom of the truck," Roanoke Police said. "The truck bears a Virginia tag of WWY-7734 and has running boards."

No additional details were released, but police thanked those who shared their Facebook post about Smith's disappearance.

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