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August 28, 2018

**LOCATED** At-Risk Missing Person

Thanks to a loyal follower of the Sheriff’s Department social media pages, Mr. Nelson was located this morning and driven to a local police station.  Mr. Nelson was found to be safe and in good health.  He has since been returned to his home.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating a man who was reported missing from the 7500 block of Hospital Drive in south Sacramento.  67-year-old Joseph Nelson was reported missing after he walked away from a hospital.  Nelson was last seen around 3:00 p.m. on August 27, 2018.

Nelson (see attached photo) is described as a black male with gray hair, brown eyes, and a gray beard.  He is approximately 5’11” tall and 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, white tennis shoes, and a blue Veterans hat.  Armstrong has a medical condition which causes him to become easily confused and disoriented.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this missing person is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.


Sergeant Shaun Hampton

Sheriff’s Spokesman

Click for full size photo Joseph Nelson (67)

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