Fairfax County man with cognitive impairment found safely

PHOTO: VSP
PHOTO: VSP

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The endangered Fairfax County man who police have been looking for has been located safely.

Fairfax Police began looking for Melvin Hardy Wylie Wednesday night. He was last seen Wednesday at 5227 Montgomery Street in Springfield, Virginia.

Wylie is described by police as a white male, age 72-years-old, 5 feet 7 inches, weighs 205 pounds, with hazel eyes and bald.

Wylie was driving a black 2008 ford Taurus bearing Virginia license XTC 3818. He was last seen wearing a green shirt and black pants.

Police say the missing senior suffers from a cognitive impairment and the disappearance posed a credible threat to his health and safety.

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