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Mystery solved, with missing 75-year-old Ventura County man found safe at U.S.-Mexico border

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Oxnard Police Department
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Authorities say Javier Martinez of Oxnard, who disappeared moments after getting off a bus at the Oxnard Transportation September 24, actually was in Mexico for the last week. He's been reunited with his family,

Detectives say he apparently spent a week in Mexico without informing his family.

An elderly man who disappeared a week ago on the South Coast, and was the focus of a search has been found safe, and sound.

Javier Martinez of Oxnard disappeared September 24. The 75-year-old man was last seen getting off a bus at the Oxnard transportation Center.

But, he was found Friday morning at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Oxnard Police say he was fine. He had staying in Mexico for the last week.

Martinez has been reunited with his family.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.