UPDATE: Silver Alert has been canceled for endangered Utah man, found safe

WEDNESDAY 12/22/21 12:33 p.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – A Silver Alert activated for a missing endangered man out of South Salt Lake has been canceled on Wednesday.

South Salt Lake Police say the man has been found safe and has returned back home.

Adult Protective Services and the man’s caseworker are providing follow-up care and services.

Authorities have not provided further updates on the person of interest they were seeking at this time.

ABC4 will update this story if more information becomes available.

WEDNESDAY 12/22/21 8:26 a.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities are searching for a person of interest potentially involved in the search for a missing elderly man from South Salt Lake.

South Salt Lake Police say the missing man, 64-year-old Mark Eugene Hudgins was last seen on Dec. 18 near 19 West Gregson Avenue at Grace Mary Manor. Hudgins has special health needs and is considered endangered.

On Tuesday Dec. 21, police say money was withdrawn from Hudgins’ bank account around 12:30 p.m. Police believe Hudgins was traveling with an unidentified man.

Police are searching for this man believed to be traveling with Hudgins. (Courtesy of South Salt Lake City Police)

Police say he may be driving a vehicle described as a 2009-2015 red Honda Pilot SUV. Hudgins remains missing and police are hoping to verify his safety and condition at this time.

If you have seen this man or have information about the case, contact the police at (801) 840-4000.

ORIGINAL STORY: South Salt Lake Police searching for missing elderly man with special health needs

MONDAY 12/20/21 5:04 p.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – A Silver Alert has been activated for a missing elderly man on Monday.

The South Salt Lake Police Department says the missing man is 64-year-old Mark Eugene Hudgins. He was last seen on Dec. 18 near the area of 19 W Gregson Avenue at Grace Mary Manor.

(Courtesy of South Salt Lake Police)

Officials describe Hudgins as a white male standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, has grey/white hair, a shaved head with a long beard and has blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his upper left arm and forearms.

Authorities say he does not have a cell phone and did not leave with a coat or shoes. He may be wearing sandals and clothing not suited for winter weather.

Authorities say Hudgins has special health needs including a traumatic brain injury, is diabetic and has hypothyroidism. He may be disoriented during this time, as well.

If anyone has seen Hudgins or knows of his whereabouts, please contact South Salt Lake Police at (801) 840-4000.

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