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Raymond "Ray" Austin, 87.

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UPDATE Tuesday, 8:49 a.m.

Raymond Austin was found safe and returned to his retirement home.


Police are searching for an 87-year-old man with Stage 1 dementia who was last seen Monday afternoon at a southwest Colorado Springs retirement home.

Raymond "Ray" Austin was last seen about 1:40 p.m. in the area of the Broadmoor Court Retirement Home, 2045 Roanoke St., police said. He was wearing tan pants, a gray and blue jacket, a white hat and white shoes.

Austin is between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds, police said. He has gray hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colorado Springs police at 444-7000. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.

Ellie is a crime and breaking news reporter. She's a proud Midwesterner, stationery hoarder and Earl Grey tea enthusiast. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she joined the newspaper's staff in 2016.

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