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BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Police in New Jersey say an elderly man who was thought to have wandered away from a nursing home in Burlington County has been found and is in good condition.

85-year-old Lawrence Mulligan was found inside a closet in the attic at Marcella Nursing and Rehabilitation Center along the 2300 block of Rancocas Road. He had apparently been there overnight.

Mulligan was reported missing Saturday afternoon after employees of the nursing home noticed he was gone.

Mulligan suffers from dementia, cardiovascular disease and has a history of stroke.

He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

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