UPDATE: Man with short-term memory problem returns home

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PHOENIX -- Vincente Flores Valenzuela has returned home.

Police say he returned home Thursday at 9:30 a.m. He said he slept in a park but did not know where.


The following is a press release from the Phoenix Police Department:

MISSING PERSON: Vincente Flores Valenzuela, AKA Vincent Valenzuela, Hispanic male, date of birth 02/23/56, 52 years old, 5' 05" tall, 160 pounds, with brown eyes, and white hair. Vincent has a shunt in his head, beneath his hairline. This is an older picture and Vincent's hair is now white. Vincent suffers from a medical condition which affects his short-term memory and may cause him to suffer confusion.

CLOTHING: Long sleeve maroon t-shirt, blue jeans, and black work boots.

VEHICLE: 1996 White Ford Pick Up Truck with Arizona License Plate 630TNE. The truck has fading decals on the doors.

DATE MISSING: 10/29/08 at approximately 7:00 A. M. NARRATIVE: On 10/29/08 at approximately 7:00 A. M. Vincent Valenzuela was last seen at his home in the area of North 35th Avenue and West Greenway Road. Vincent briefly spoke to a family member at approximately 3:00 P.M. but his cell phone stopped working. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone having information regarding this case is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (602) 534-2121 or phoenix.tips.ppd@phoenix.gov. After hours: (602)262-6141