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Bay Point resident John McConeghy was reported missing Monday, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

BAY POINT -- Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a 77-year-old man who disappeared over the weekend.

Bay Point resident John McConeghy was reported missing Monday, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release, a family member went to check on McConeghy at his Pacifica Avenue apartment on Saturday and discovered he was not home. McConeghy, said to have dementia, has previously wandered away from home but in the past has been found shortly after he's gone missing.

The family member searched for McConeghy for two days before notifying the Sheriff's Office. Deputies searched the area but were not able to locate him, according to the release.

Forty members of the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team spent Tuesday searching much of Bay Point for McConeghy to no success. Approximately 3,500 homes in the area have been notified by the telephone emergency notification system that he's missing.

Police described McConeghy as a white man, 5-foot 9-inches, 160 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last wearing a white hat, brown jacket, yellow shirt and blue slacks. He walks with a limp.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of McConeghy is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (925) 646-2441.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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