Police located the 82-year-old man who was reported missing from Parx Casino on Saturday, Jan. 5.
"Mr. Paparella was located and is in good health," Sgt. Andrew Aninsman said in a press release from the Bensalem Police Department.
Earlier reports explained that Dominick Paparella who has dementia and hadn't driven a vehicle in more than a year, was last seen Saturday morning operating a 2001 silver Infiniti I30.
Paparella returned to the Casino on Saturday evening—after having been last seen at 5 a.m.—exited his vehicle and walked around, but couldn't find his vehicle again, police said. He asked for help locating his vehicle, but when it was realized that he was the missing male, Paparella had already driven away.
A police alert was put out, and a short time later, Paparella was located traveling on the NJ Turnpike.
He was reunited with his family.