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Missing Citrus Heights man found within hours after Silver Alert issued

Anthony Aka, Missing Person
A Silver Alert was issued Tuesday to help locate Anthony Aka, a missing Citrus Heights resident

Following the issuance of a Silver Alert notification around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Citrus Heights police announced a missing 57-year-old was found safe in Rancho Cordova.

According to a police news release issued around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Citrus Heights resident Anthony Aka was initially reported missing Tuesday by a family member and had last been seen on May 8 at 10:30 a.m., possibly wearing a dark colored shirt. Police said he was later found around 9 a.m. Tuesday, in good health.

The Silver Alert system is a public notification system used to broadcast information about missing persons, especially seniors with mental disabilities, dementia, or Alzheimer’s Disease.

As previously reported on The Sentinel, the Citrus Heights Police Department averages around 50 missing person calls per month.


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