May 23, 2014

80-year-old KCK man found safe

Police had been looking for John E. Burris, 80, of Kansas City, Kan., after he told his family he was in Overland Park buying some shoes and was lost trying to get home. Police said he was found near Highland, Kan.

Police have located an 80-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man who vanished after shopping for shoes.

A Silver Alert had been issued for John E. Burris, who was reported missing Friday morning. He was found about 6 p.m. Friday, unharmed, near Highland, Kan.

Burris told his family Thursday evening that he was somewhere in Overland Park along 119th Street buying a pair of shoes. Family members who spoke with him on the phone said he indicated he was confused and lost trying to get back home.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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