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  • UPDATED: Disabled Eagle Point man found

  • A disabled Eagle Point man who walked away from a foster home this afternoon was found safe at a Wendy's restaurant on Highway 99 in Medford.
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  • 10:20 p.m. A disabled Eagle Point man who walked away from a foster home this afternoon was found safe at a Wendy's restaurant on Highway 99 in Medford.
    John Mattos, 39, was spotted at the fast-food restaurant at 9:05 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported. He was checked out by authorities and returned to his care home.
    6:05 p.m. Authorities and caretakers are looking for a disabled Eagle Point man who left a foster care home and might need help with medical care, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported in a news release.
    At about 3:20 p.m., John Mattos, 39, who lives at an adult foster home on Capri Drive in Eagle Point, became upset and left the facility. Mattos has a brain injury, only one lung and limited mobility, according to the foster care center.
    Mattos was last seen near Rainey's Market in White City, walking along Antioch Road and Modoc Road. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and about 180 pounds. Mattos was last seen wearing a yellow baseball cap, glasses with tape on one of the lenses, a Carhartt sweatshirt with a hood, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
    Finding Mattos is a priority due to his medical conditions, authorities said, so they ask that anyone with information about Mattos and his whereabouts to call 911 immediately.
    — Mandy Valencia
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