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Missing man found safe in Fresno

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webmaster | 01/05/13

A developmentally disabled Madera man missing since New Year’s Eve has been found safe and was returned to his worried sister early Friday morning.

The 56-year-old man, Sabas Dela Cerda, had walked away without a word from his home in the 500 block of Clinton Street.

Police said it was still a mystery how he survived four nights, probably alone in freezing conditions — without money, food, shelter or even a coat in downtown Fresno, where he was found.

Madera police detective Sgt. Robert Salas credited the media and a tip from the public for the man’s safe return...


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