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UPDATE: 79-year-old Telesmar Thibodeaux of Lafayette found safe

UPDATE: 79-year-old Mr. Telesmar Thibodeaux was located and is safe.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 4:32 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2021 5:52 PM

UPDATE: The Lafayette Police Department confirmed that missing 79-year-old Mr. Telesmar Thibodeaux was located and is safe.

No further details were given at this time.


The Lafayette Police Department needs the public's assistance in locating 79-year-old Mr. Telesmar Thibodeaux.

He suffers from dementia and was last seen at 1:39 PM today near Camellia Blvd. where he was leaving from a doctor's appointment.

Thibodeaux was last seen driving a 2017 black Ford Escape with a Louisiana handicap license plate H288284. The vehicle has damage to the driver's side mirror.

If anyone locates Mr. Telesmar Thibodeaux, please contact Lafayette Police Department's Watch Commander at 337-291-8668.

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