MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police have found an elderly man, previously thought to be lost in northern or central Minnesota, in Wisconsin.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office said 89-year-old Richard Giles left his home in Verndale Tuesday afternoon or early evening. He was found in Prescott, Wisconsin, Friday afternoon.

Thursday morning, he was seen leaving a Super 8 Motel in Grand Rapids, where he was staying after getting lost.

Friday around 8:30 a.m., he purchased gas at Captain Dan’s Crow’s Nest Cenex in Mora.

Giles is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall, 165 pounds with hazel eyes and gray, balding hair, with a gray mustache and beard.

(credit: Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension)

(credit: Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension)

He was driving a 2012 burgundy GMC Terrain, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities were concerned for his welfare due to his age and weather conditions.


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