Missing Tacoma man found

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TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma police said a missing 78-year-old man has been found safe.

Faustinus 'Frank' Kukuia was located in Anaheim, Calif.

Kukuia has suffered several strokes and has other serious health issues according to his family who is extremely worried for his safety.

Kukuia's case didn't meet the requirements for  a Silver Alert to be issued.

"Because a Silver Alert hits most of the billboards on freeways, it's used most of the time when there is a car involved. If we believe he could have gotten public transportation and gone somewhere and may be in a different city at that point in time with other medical issues, we would post a Silver Alert but in this case, it doesn't meet the criteria.   There's no vehicle involved and there's no real medical issues other than that they believe he has diminished mental capacities," said Tacoma police spokesperson Loretta Cool.

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