ST. GEORGE —Authorities announced Wednesday that they have located a missing or endangered man who left his home Monday morning for a trip to the store and didn’t return.
As originally reported by St. George News on Tuesday, 75-year-old Robert Cummins had been missing since Monday morning shortly before noon, and due to health concerns, the man’s family was extremely worried.
St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes told St. George News that Cummins had relocated to St. George from California one week ago and is not familiar with the area. On Monday, he left the residence located near Mall Drive just before noon for a trip to Smith’s Marketplace less than a mile away, and he never returned.
“He even left the directions to Smith’s and his cell phone at the house,” Holmes said.
Cummins was last seen wearing black jogger pants, and he sometimes wears a baseball cap. He was driving a maroon ’90s model Chevrolet Silverado with a California license plate.
He also has memory issues and takes medication for diabetes daily, Holmes said, which he did not bring with him when he left Monday.
“With his medical condition, he needs his medication,” he said.
Holmes said on Tuesday that they had been unable to locate the man, as he uses cash and has no cell phone with him, so they were unable to check if there had been any activity on his bank account and couldn’t track him by pinging his cell phone.
After searching for Cummins since Monday, Holmes said a detective was called in to assist in the search. A release from the Police Department stated that Cummins enjoys visiting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temples.
Officers said Cummings is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall and around 210 pounds. He is a Caucasian man with a medium complexion, hazel eyes and gray hair.
Updated May 26, 9:15 a.m. – Cummings has been located safe.
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