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Silver Alert for Missing Austin Man

Photo courtesy Austin Police Department
Austin Police have issued a Silver Alert for 71-year-old Francisco Ortiz.

Update at 3:24 pm:  The Silver Alert has been canceled. Austin police say Francisco Ortiz has been found safe and unharmed.

Earlier: Austin Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing man.

Police are looking for Francisco Ortiz.  He's 71 years old, about 5' 4", 160 pounds with brown eyes and grey hair.  Ortiz was last seen in the 800 block of Emerald Wood Drive in South Austin about 12:00 noon on Tuesday.  He was wearing a turquoise wind breaker, dark blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

Detectives don't suspect foul play, but they are concerned because Mr. Ortiz has some medical issues.  If you see him, call 9-1-1-

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.