Man with dementia found after leaving wife at gas station in Eagle

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78 year-old Byron Winston was last seen at a convenience store in Eagle. Winston suffers from dementia. (Photo: Vail Police Department)

EAGLE, Colo. — A 78-year-old man suffering from dementia was found Sunday after leaving his wife at a gas station, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said.

Byron Winston and his wife Geraldine were traveling from California to Iowa when they stopped at a Loaf-n-Jug in Eagle.

Winston became disoriented and his wife flagged down an officer, the CBI said.

Winston was cleared by paramedics, but after they departed about 6:40 a.m., Winston left his wife at the convenience store.

He traveled in an unknown direction but law enforcement tracked him down. His family was notified and he is safe, the CBI said.


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