UPDATE: Retired Air Force Colonel reported missing found

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Retired colonel found safe and sound

SURPRISE - The following UPDATE was sent by the Surprise Police Dept at 8:30 p.m.

Gilbreath was later located in Phoenix AZ in the area of 2nd Street and McDowell Road, around 5:00 pm on Wednesday.Police were contacted by area residents who were concerned for Gilbreath's welfare.

Gilbreath was transported to an area hospital and was found to be in good health.Early reports indicate that Gilbreath had become disoriented and was driving extensively around the valley.Lieutenant John Bacon of the Surprise Police Department's Investigations Division stated "We are all relieved to see that Mr. Gilbreath is safe, and that this incident had a happy ending".After being examined by hospital staff, Gilbreath was reunited with family members and released to return home.

SURPRISE - The following is a press release from the Surprise Police Department:

On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, retired Air Force Colonel George Gilbreath, age 80, was reported missing by his family.

A family member stated that Gilbreath is in good health, but has begun to experience memory issues, and feared for his safety.

Gilbreath, is believed to be driving a light blue or silver 2006 Chrysler 300 sedan.

George Gilbreath is described as 5' 11" tall, 170 lbs. with blue eyes and gray hair.

Gilbreath, apparently left his home in the Arizona Traditions Community, in Surprise AZ, sometime before 1:00 am, Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of George Gilbreath is asked to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623.222.4000