Elderly man reported missing in Va. found at bus station

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office say they have found an 81-year-old man from California who was reported missing after visiting family in Virginia.

According to sheriff's office authorities, Ben Davis Hoff of the El Dorado, California area was visiting relatives in the 6400 block of Old Plank Road in Spotsylvania County, Va. on Sunday when he wandered away at approximately 1 p.m. Deputies and tracking K-9s searched for him but could not find him.

Hoff suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, say authorities.

Monday morning, officials reported that a citizen spotted Hoff near a bus station in downtown Fredericksburg and recognized him from an article in the news. The citizen called police, and officers found Hoff at the bus station. He has been reunited with his family, say officials.

Officials tell us that Hoff had stayed at a nearby motel, then tried to enter the bus station but found that it was closed on Sunday evening.


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