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Jeffco man, 93, missing since Wednesday evening found dead in New Mexico, sheriff's office says

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Colorado State Patrol
Posted at 5:26 PM, Oct 27, 2023

Editor's note on Oct. 30, 2023: The senior alert was canceled after the man was found dead in Mora County, NM, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Our previous story is below.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A 93-year-old man is missing out of Jefferson County and authorities are asking for the public's help locating him. A Senior Alert has been issued for him.

Richard Davis left his home in south Jefferson County on the evening of Oct. 25. He was driving a gold 2005 Honda CRV with license plate number BTN-H87. That evening, before he was reported missing, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) helped him after he ran out of gas along Interstate 25 near milemarker 20, just north of Trinidad.

CSP said at the time, Davis was lucid and did not show any signs of distress. He was wearing a plaid shirt, a black and tan thick vest and tan pants. He was walking with a cane.

He was reported missing after this.

Davis' family said he has no reason to be in south Colorado, but he may be headed to Texas, where he has other family. He has a cognitive impairment and may be confused about his surroundings, according to the Senior Alert.

Davis is described as standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses.