Police cancel Silver Alert, 61-year-old Cottonwood man located

UPDATE: Cottonwood Police have canceled the Silver Alert. Melvin Martin was found about a mile away from the medical center. He is in good condition and has been returned to the hospital.

Cottonwood Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for 61-year-old Melvin Martin of Cottonwood.

Martin, was at Verde Valley Medical Center where he left the emergency department of the hospital at approximately midnight.

Police say he is new to the area, and also suffers from dementia which requires him to be under constant supervision.

He was last seen wearing a black and blue flannel shirt with a black T-shirt underneath, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and he may even have an IV in his arm still.

He is a Native American man at 5 foot 8 inches, weighing 160 pounds, with gray hair and dark colored eyes.

If you locate or see Martin, please call Cottonwood Police Department at (928) 649-1397.