Missing Friendswood man back home safely
A Friendswood man suffering from dementia is back home again after a morning drive led to a manhunt across Houston.
Friendswood police say 69-year-old Oraen Riley left his home for a drive around 9 a.m. on Tuesday and stayed gone all day. He called his worried wife around 1:30 p.m. the next day to tell her he was trying to find Interstate 45.
Friendswood police got involved just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
A Silver Alert -- the equivalent of an Amber Alert for missing elderly people -- was issued, and notice of his disappearance went up on electronic road signs and at media outlets.
By 9 p.m., using the GPS coordinates of the missing man's cell phone, Friendswood police were able to track Riley to the area around Highway 59 and Beechnut.
A team of six Friendswood officers conducting a drug investigation were pulled off their assignment and dispatched to southwest Houston to find him.
Around 10 p.m., the Friendswood police located Riley slowly driving down Hazen Drive. When they stopped him, they found Riley to be confused and disoriented.
He told Friendswood police officers that he was tired and hungry and wanted to go home.
Which is where he was taken.
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