Mesa man, 98, found safe Thursday night

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Orville Reese (Source: Mesa Police Department) Orville Reese (Source: Mesa Police Department)

Mesa police said a 98-year-old man who disappeared after dropping his wife off for an appointment Thursday was found safe Thursday night. 

Orville Reese was driving a 2012 white Ford Focus with AZ license plate number WCGAR16 after he dropped his wife off near 4900 E. Main St.

His wife spoke with him briefly on the phone and Reese told her he was in some town but did not know where. 

Reese has been battling dementia but has no other physical or medical issues. 

Police said he was found and returned home about 10:30 p.m.

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