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Update: Missing 79-year-old man safely located

Update: Oakland police said Wednesday that Welde Woretu has been safely located. No further details were provided.

Original story:

Oakland police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 79-year-old man.

Welde Woretu, who is considered at risk due to his age, was last seen Monday around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Police describe Woretu as a 5-foot-6-inch Black man, weighing 120 pounds with a bald head and black eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and tan pants.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to notify the Oakland Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (510) 238-3641.


Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Woretu was last seen Thursday. The information has been updated for accuracy.

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