Police find 73-year-old man reported missing from retirement facility

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police found a man overnight in southeast Charlotte who had been missing from a retirement community for 16 hours.

Officers had been looking for 73-year-old Robert Brown Jr. since 9:20 p.m. Sunday. It is believed that he left the Aldersgate Retirement Facility on Shamrock Drive on his golf cart around 11 a.m.

Police said his golf cart was found around 2:45 a.m. at the intersection of East WT Harris Boulevard and Idlewild Road.

Officials said Brown suffers from cognitive issues and spent all night searching for him.

CMPD received a 911 call just after 3 a.m. Monday regarding a suspicious person on Forest Way Drive, just off Independence Boulevard, and when they arrived they found Brown nearby on Mason Wallace Drive.

(Robert Brown Jr.)

Officers said he was in good shape and unharmed.

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