Missing 97-year-old northeast Austin man found safe

Ernest Hintz (Austin Police Department Photo)
Ernest Hintz, missing 97 year old in Austin (Austin Police Department Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have found 97-year-old Ernest Hintz, who had been missing since Tuesday morning in northeast Austin.

Officers said Hintz walked away from his home on Brushy View Cove, near the intersection of East Braker Lane and Dessau Road, at around 11:30 a.m.

Police said he was found safe around 6:30 p.m.

Hintz has several medical conditions that created a concern for his welfare, officers say.

KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s