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Missing Auburn man found in a ‘Christmas miracle on Miracle Drive’

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office shared the news on its Facebook page with this picture of the search effort.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office shared the news on its Facebook page with this picture of the search effort.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office called it a Christmas miracle on Miracle Drive.

Early Christmas morning, an elderly man who went missing Christmas Eve was found by a woman who lives on Miracle Drive, officials said in Facebook post. Indalecio Ayechu Tiara, 86, appeared to be OK , though he’s having a medical checkup, the post said.

More than 30 Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers had scoured the North Auburn area Saturday night and had resumed its search Sunday morning.

Tiara was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Saturday a couple of miles away at Scofield Way and Bean Road in North Auburn. He has medical problems and was not dressed for the freezing winter night temperatures. He was walking when he was found, the post said.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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