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Police: Missing Haltom City man found after walking away from a convenience store

A Haltom City man who went missing Wednesday after walking away from a convenience store was found Thursday, police said.

Authorities did not provide any details.

Early Thursday, Haltom City police had asked for help to find the missing 59-year-old man who gets easily disoriented and needs medications.

Mario Almanza was last seen about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the PDK Food Store in the 4600 block of Denton HIghway in Haltom City.

Almanza walked to the store and was seen on surveillance cameras there. He stepped out of the store and started walking south on Denton Highway in Haltom City.

Almanza never returned home.

Forecasters say dangerous heat is predicted on Thursday with a daytime high expected at 97 degrees in Haltom City and North Texas with heat index values at 105 to 110 degrees.

Family members have told Haltom City police Almanza has problems with his short-term memory because of a traumatic brain injury, which means he gets lost and disoriented. He also is diabetic and suffers from high blood pressure.

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Mario Almanza of Haltom City was last seen Wednesday morning near a Haltom City store. He was found Thursday. Courtesy: Haltom City police

Haltom City police had requested activation of an endangered missing person alert through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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