Police seek missing elderly Covina man

COVINA — Police sought the public’s help Sunday in finding a missing 82-year-old man who suffers from dementia and requires medication for medical problems.
Pedro Cortez was last seen walking the the area of Hollenbeck Avenue and Rowland Street about 11 a.m. after walking away from his home in the 400 block of West Idahome Street, Covina police Sgt. John Zumwalt said.

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Shortly before 3 p.m., family members became concerned and called the police.
He is described as 5 feet, 1 inch tall, and about 160 pounds, police said. He has white hair and brown eyes.
Cortez was last seen wearing a white shirt, beige pants and white shoes.
Officials used an automatic phone-dialing system with a recorded message to notify about 18,000 Covina residents of the missing person, Zumwalt said.
“If you should see someone matching this description, stay with the person and please call the Covina Police Department at 626-384-5808,” he said.

PHOTO courtesy of the Covina Police Department

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