Silver Alert issued for missing Northern California man

AUBURN, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 77-year-old man who was last seen Wednesday night.

The family of Charles Ward says they saw him at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, but have not seen him or heard from him since, causing the California Highway Patrol to issue a statewide alert.

Ward was last seen in his hometown of Auburn, just north of Sacramento. Placer County sheriff's officials said they searched a home in Iowa Hill, just outside of Auburn, where Ward owned property. He was not found there.

Ward, who has a medical condition, has a 2003 Mercedes-Benz SUV with the license plate of 5YGR543.

Anyone with information on Ward is asked to call 911.