BREA (CBSLA) – Authorities have found a 47-year-old man who went missing while out on a delivery Tuesday in Brea.

Cole Barrett. (Brea PD)

Cole Barrett of Upland was found safe in the City of Industry in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, Brea police confirmed. No details were provided regarding how he was found or why he initially went missing.

Police described him as being a “voluntary missing adult.”

According to police, at around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Barrett was reported missing by the construction company he works for. Barrett had gone out on a delivery and did not return or check in with his supervisor, police said.

The company told investigators that the delivery was made, but Barrett did not report back.

Police responded to the area of Midbury Street and Sandalwood Drive, at the delivery site, and located Barrett’s abandoned truck. They conducted a house-to-house search for Barrett in the nearby hills with the assistance of an Anaheim police chopper and a Pomona police bloodhound. However, he was not found.

According to police, foul play was not suspected. Barrett was not known to be suffering from any mental illnesses.


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