Man, 79, found safe after being reported missing Monday morning

Michael W. Reed
Michael W. Reed (KPRC2)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 79-year-old man with severe medical conditions was found safe after being reported missing in northwest Harris County.

Michael W. Reed was last seen when he went to bed around 10 p.m. Sunday at his residence in the 18700 block of KZ road in northwest Harris County.

Deputies said they received a call around 6:40 a.m. Monday that Reed was missing. Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies said they searched the surrounding area with a K-9 unit.

He was found by 11 a.m., according to deputies.

Deputies said Reed has Alzheimer's and other medical conditions and that he walks with a cane.

He might have been trying to go "home" to Galveston, according to deputies.