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Tucson Police locate missing man

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 01:14:06-04

Tucson Police have located a missing vulnerable man.

50-year-old Paul Gabbard left his group home in the 7700 block of East David Drive, near East Stella Road and South Pantano Road and had been missing. 

TPD says an officer located him downtown at the Regional Transportation Center. 

 

 

He is 5'8" and weighs 195 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. 

Sgt. Kimberly Bay of TPD says that Gabbard has gone missing before. He is known to wander far, last time Gabbard was located near the Red Rock, Ariz. area. He was located by the Arizona Department of Public Safety and taken to a Tucson hospital for evaluation. In that instance, Gabbard did not have identification on him and did not provide his name. 

Police also say Gabbard functions at a much younger mental capacity and has difficulty communicating verbally. He has multiple medical conditions and takes medication. It is unclear if he has medication with him. 

He knows how to ride the bus and has a bus pass. Gabbard is known to frequent local parks and the downtown area. Police say he is known to rub his hands together as he walks.