85-year-old man last seen near UT campus has been found

Howard Dean Cowan

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An elderly man reported missing early Wednesday morning and spotted in the afternoon near the University of Texas at Austin campus has been found.

Howard Dean Cowan, 85, was initially reported as last seen in northwest Austin around 8 a.m. walking in the 11900 block of Acorn Creek Trail — not far from Lake Creek Parkway and Farm to Market 620.

APD received the call that Cowan was missing at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, Austin police said there was another sighting of Cowan in the 2300 block of Guadalupe Street, near the University of Texas campus, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Surveillance photos showed him inside a building with a hat on and his hands in his pockets.

Cowan has medical conditions that put his welfare at risk.

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