(Update: Missing man located, reunited with family)
La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A missing 64-year-old La Pine man has been located and reunited with his family, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday.
"Thank you to everyone that contacted us with information, helping us locate him," the sheriff's office said in an updated Facebook posting.
Deputies had issued a public alert Sunday night, seeking help in finding Philip John Axmaker, who they said walked away from his home around noon and had not been heard from since.
Axmaker last was seen leaving his home in the 16000 block of Pierce Road on foot, though he is known to hitchhike, Sergeant Jayson Janes said at the time.
Axmaker was likely wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt and black beanie hat, Janes said, adding that the man suffers from dementia.