UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: According to Metro police, 69-year-old James Merrell was found unharmed in Nashville and is being reunited with his family Saturday evening.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metro Nashville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, for whom the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a Silver Alert.

Officials say 69-year-old James Merrell was last seen at his home on Moorewood Drive home Friday night.

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At this time, officers believe Merrell is traveling by foot, has no cell phone and is wearing a beige and white plaid coat, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Merrell is described as being 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighing 230 pounds, and having gray hair and brown eyes. According to Metro police, the 69-year-old has dementia.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts to asked to call Metro police at 615-862-8600 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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