Silver Alert canceled, missing 72-year-old man from Avon found safe

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Richard Joseph Chittester

UPDATE: Authorities have found Richard Joseph Chittester, and he is now safe. See the original story below.

AVON, Ind. – A Silver Alert has been declared for an Avon man believed to be in extreme danger.

Indiana State Police say 72-year-old Richard Joseph Chittester was last seen in Avon at about 4:45 p.m. Friday and he may require medical assistance.

According to police, Chittester was last seen wearing a Vietnam veterans hat, a dark brown Carhartt coat and jeans. He may be driving a silver 2006 Pontiac G6 four door with Indiana plate RVX310.

Chittester is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with brown eyes, and salt and pepper hair.

Anyone with information regarding Chittester’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Avon Police Department at 317-839-8700 or 911.

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