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85-year-old man found safe after Silver Advisory

UPDATE: An 85-year-old Columbia man was returned home safely after the Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Endangered Silver Advisory for the man. 

ORIGINAL: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an Endangered Silver Advisory for an 85-year-old man who left a Columbia hospital late Wednesday afternoon.

According to a news release, Robert Jones left Boone Hospital around 4 p.m. Authorities say he was last seen in the Fulton area on Highway 54 around 6 p.m. 

He was not a patient at the hospital, Boone Hospital spokesman Ben Cornelius said.

The release said Jones is a white man who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, is balding and has blue eyes. Authorities said he was last seen wearing a sweatshirt over a plaid, long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. He may be in a dark blue 2017 Buick Lacrosse with a license plate that reads CR0B6L.

Anyone who sees Jones or the vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B at 660-385-2131.

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