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Police: Missing Charlotte man found dead

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Armando Alvarez (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) Armando Alvarez (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte said a man they have been searching for was found dead on Saturday just before 4:00 p.m.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said 80-year-old Armando Alvarez was found dead during a search by Charlotte Fire and police officers.

Police said no foul play is suspected.

Alvarez had dementia, police said. 

Alvarez's daughter, Rosa Vasquez, tells WBTV her father would often wander off. 

"He'll see a door, walk out and just go. And keep walking and walking, and he walks fast," Vasquez said. 

However, she held out hope that she'd find her father alive, until she received the devastating news.

Saturday morning, Vasquez organized a search group, that spent hours handing out fliers and canvassing the area. 

"I want him home. I need to see my father. It's been three days and it's too long," Vasquez said. 

Alvarez was last seen at his home on Wednesday evening at 7:40 p.m. on the 3400 block of Dunn Commons Parkway, according to Charlotte police.

On Thursday, he was reportedly seen in the area of Mt. Holly-Hunterville Road and Northlake Central Parkway but police searched the area and did not find him.

He was reported missing at 8:39 p.m. when he walked away from the Sunrise Assisted Living Center.

Alvarez's family was searching for him on Saturday morning.

Saturday evening, WBTV spoke with the family. They said they'd just like the public to know how grateful they are for their help over the past three days. 

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