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Missing Spencer, Mass. Man Found Safe

Thomas Byrnes, 85, of Spencer, has been located and he is safe



    Missing Spencer, Mass. Man Found Safe

    Authorities have located a man who was missing from Spencer, Massachusetts.

    Just before 9 p.m. Monday night, Spencer police said they had safely located 85-year-old Thomas Byrnes, who suffers from memory impairment.

    A silver alert was issued Monday evening for the Spencer man, who had left his apartment around 9 a.m Monday in an unknown direction, driving a 2005 tan Acura MDX, with Massachusetts registration 852EA6.

    Officials say he made references earlier in the day about possibly going to Charter Cable in Worcester.

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    Byrnes is described as 5'7" and approximately 180 pounds with grey hair.

    He currently takes insulin medication several times a day, and it is believed that he did not bring any insulin with him.

    There was a similar incident in May involving Byrnes, and he was located in Holden.

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