Update: Police find missing man

Police are looking for Guillermo B. DeVenecia, 82, who was last seen near his home on Heywood Circle. Anyone with information regarding DeVenecia or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 270-4300.

Fitchburg police have located a 82-year-old man who went missing July 16.

According to a news release from the Fitchburg Police Department:

Guillermo B. DeVenecia, was located alive July 19 by volunteer searchers around 1 p.m. DeVenecia was found standing in a bean field near Whalen and Mutchler Roads in Fitchburg.


"Numerous volunteer search teams comprised of neighbors, family members and K-9 and horse search and rescue organizations resumed their persistent search for DeVenecia Saturday morning," police said in a news release. "DeVenecia was found to be responsive but dehydrated and is now with family members."

Police said it is unclear how DeVenecia ended up in the field or if he had been continuing to walk in the area since going missing July 16.

"Volunteers began contacting the Fitchburg Police Department to assist with search efforts not long after DeVenecia went missing on (July 16) and yesterday a volunteer search group began searching the area near where DeVeneica was located today," police said. "Through the efforts of family members and neighbors, volunteer numbers continued to grow as people were connected by e-mail and social media."


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