Phoenix couple found safe after Silver Alert issued

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Paul Armijo and Cora Castillo Armijo By Jennifer Thomas Paul Armijo and Cora Castillo Armijo By Jennifer Thomas
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Vehicle similar to the couple's 2006 Jeep Liberty By Jennifer Thomas Vehicle similar to the couple's 2006 Jeep Liberty By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A couple who went missing Sunday evening after leaving their home to pick up a family member at Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe have been found safe.

Paul Armijo, 79, and Cora Castillo Armijo, 85, were driving a tan 2006 Jeep Liberty when they left their home in the area of Southern and 40th avenues in Phoenix at approximately 6:40 p.m. They never arrived at the mall.

Paul used his bank card for a purchase at a service station/convenience store in Tempe at around 4 a.m. Monday, according to Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department. At that time, he asked a person in the store for directions to Phoenix.

A Silver Alert was issued for the couple.

Gila River police found the couple Monday afternoon in the area of 91st Avenue and Broadway Road. They were dehydrated but otherwise OK.