NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 81-year-old Brooklyn man with dementia who had been missing for over a week has been found safe, police said.

On Nov. 29, Miguel Gonzalez left his home in Clinton Hill near Kent and Dekalb avenues, headed for his daughter’s home in Bushwick but he never made it there.

The next day, Gonzalez checked himself into Elmhurst Hospital in Queens for back pain.

Gonzalez gave hospital staff contact information for his family members, but they weren’t notified until he suddenly left the hospital without being discharged on Dec. 4.

When he disappeared, the hospital called police who in turn called his family.

It’s unclear if doctors knew about his mental state.


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