Sutton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a tip that resulted in the recovery of a Silver Alert victim Friday, February 7, near Sonora.

Antonio Quiroz, a 78-year-old male of San Antonio, was located in a vehicle on I-10 at the 391 mile marker.

About 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, a motorist notified the Sheriff’s Office stating that the vehicle described in the alert was seen about nine miles east of Sonora, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies located a black 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck parked on the side of the interstate and confirmed the identity of the person inside the vehicle as Quiroz, the same individual in an Active Silver Alert issued by The Texas Department of Public Safety, according the Sheriff’s Office.

Quiroz was transported by a deputy to a safe location while awaiting notification of his relatives, according to the Sheriff’s Office.