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Thornton police searching for missing, endangered 71-year-old man

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Posted at 6:34 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 08:34:27-05

THORNTON, Colo. — Thornton police are searching for a missing and endangered 71-year-old man.

Lawrence Avila was last seen at his residence near Thornton Parkway and Washington Street. Thornton police posted on Facebook Wednesday evening that he was last seen in the late afternoon.

Avila knows how to use the bus system and could be anywhere in the Denver metro area, police said.

He is missing the scheduled times to take his medications, they said.

Thornton police said he is considered endangered because of his age, the medication and the cold weather. If you see him, contact the Thornton Police Department at 720-977-5150.