CRANFORD — A missing 56-year-old man who suffers from dementia is back safe, Cranford Police announced Tuesday.

The Cranford Police Department asked for the public’s assistance Monday after Jean Elize of Hillside went missing. He had last been seen on Tuesday, Oct. 22, around noon walking northbound on Springfield Avenue at Penn Road in Cranford, according to police.

Elize is not familiar with the area and speaks Creole, according to police. 

“Thank you to everyone that shared our post yesterday and especially to Bethany Joseph for viewing our social media post and contacting us with the information that led to his safe return,” police posted on the department’s Facebook page.