Michigan State Police and the Dowagiac Police Department say a missing 84-year-old man has returned home safely.

Investigators say James Ralph Brown left for South Haven or Bangor around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 and didn't return that night as he said he would. Brown's family members say he suffers from dementia.

Early Thursday morning, investigators released information that Brown had returned home on his own and was safe.

Brown disappeared another time last week, but was found safe in Indiana.

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