Update, March 14, 8:15 a.m. Berkeley Police reported via a Nixle alert a 7:28 a.m. Tuesday that Koichi Kawakami had been found and returned home on March 13, around 4:53 p.m., by “a good Samaritan who helped him find his way home.” Kawakami was unharmed.

Update, 2:07 p.m. Koichi Kawakami is still missing, police report. Police ask anyone with information about him to call 911 or Berkeley Police dispatch at 510-981-5911. Scroll down for further details.

Original story, March 13, 1:17 a.m. The Berkeley Police Department has asked the community for help to find an at-risk 82-year-old man, missing since 2:30 p.m. Sunday, who suffers from dementia and memory loss.

Koichi Kawakami is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds, authorities said, in a Nixle alert sent at 1:08 a.m. Police said he may be wearing a gray T-shirt, Khaki pants and black shoes.

Kawakami was last seen Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of Ward Street. The block on Ward where Kawakami was last seen is in South Berkeley between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street.

He also went missing in August, but police eventually were able to find him. During that incident, police said Kawakami “has limited verbal speech and walks with a cane.”

Police ask anyone with information about him to call 911 or Berkeley Police dispatch at 510-981-5911.

Emilie Raguso (senior editor, news) joined the Berkeleyside team in 2012. She covers politics, public safety and development. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...