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Newark Man with Schizophrenia Reported Missing UPDATE: Found Safe

By kbm0423 on

Police in Newark are searching for a man with schizophrenia who was reported missing.

Police said that Francisco Cruz, 61, was last seen at his home at 23 Highland Avenue at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, the last time Mr. Cruz went missing, he was found walking near a park in Bloomfield. He is known to wander through parks.

He is described as 5'10" and 180 pounds, with gray hair, brown eyes and a light complexion.

Police said that he was last seen wearing a blue and red jacket, stone-washed jeans and a tan fanny pack.

Police also said that Mr. Cruz has not taken his medication in two months.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr. Cruz is asked to contact the Newark Police Department at 973-733-6000.