Officials seek missing Pasadena man

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PASADENA >> Police asked the public’s help Thursday in finding a man who suffers from schizophrenia and depression and has been missing since Monday.
Dion Andre Afeworki, 30, was last seen about 11 a.m. Monday at the Allen Gold Line Station, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
Afeworki suffers from schizophrenia and depression and requires medication, Lt. Marie Sell said.
Police described Afeworki as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair in a Mohawk hairstyle, tattoos on both forearms and pierced ears.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Pasadena police at 626-744-4241.

PHOTO of Dion Afeworki courtesy of the Pasadena Police Department.

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Azusa police seek missing man

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AZUSA >> Police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 21-year-old who went missing in Azusa Friday.
David Cardiel was last seen about 2:05 p.m. in the 500 block of East Gladstone Street, Azusa police officials said in a written statement. He is possibly suffering from depression.
He’s described as Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 180 pounds, with a thin mustache, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts. He has his last name tattooed on the right side of his chest.
Police asked anyone who spots Cardiel asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with information was asked to contact Azusa police at 626-812-3200.

PHOTO of Daniel Cardiel courtesy of the Azusa Police Department

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Missing elderly West Covina man found safe in Orange County

WEST COVINA >> An elderly man who went missing in West Covina Thursday turned up disoriented, but safe, early Saturday morning, police said.
Buddy Merritt Saunders disappeared after leaving a West Covina hospital Thursday night. The 85-year-old man, who suffers from memory loss issues, was supposed to drive home, but never arrived, West Covina police officials said. He was reported missing to police the following day.
Police reached out to the public and the California Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert, West Covina police spokesman Rudy Lopez said.
“Early this morning, Mr. Saunders was located by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in the city of San Clemente,” Lopez said. “He was disoriented but safe and unharmed.”
Officials took Saunders to a hospital for examination as a precaution, Lopez added. No foul play was suspected.

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Long Beach woman who went missing in La Habra found safe in Pasadena

PASADENA >> An eight-months-pregnant woman reported missing in La Habra Tuesday turned up safe in Pasadena Thursday, officials said.
Adrienne Moreno vanished Tuesday afternoon after being dropped off for an appointment in La Habra. Worried family members reported the woman, who is eight-and-a-half months pregnant, missing to La Habra police, La Habra police Sgt. Jose Quirarte said.
Investigators received reports the woman had been sighted walking alone in the Pasadena and Monrovia area Wednesday, but were not able to find the woman, Quirarte said. She was not believed to be a victim of foul play.
Someone in Pasadena recognized the woman from media coverage about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a Ralphs Supermarket at 3601 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
She appeared unharmed, but told officers she was hungry, Mercado said. Police notified La Habra police and took the woman for a meal before bringing her back to the Pasadena Police Department.

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Pregnant Long Beach woman reported missing in La Habra

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LA HABRA >> Police and concerned family members have asked the public to keep an eye out for an eight-months-pregnant Long Beach woman who went missing in La Habra Tuesday.
Adrienne Moreno was last seen between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. after she was dropped off in the 100 block of North Euclid Street for an unspecified appointment, La Habra police Sgt. Jose Quirarte said. She has not been seen since.
Worried family member reported her missing to police about 2:30 p.m., officials said.
Moreno is Latina, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, police said. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and olive-colored sweatpants.
While authorities were concerned for the woman’s wellbeing, “There’s nothing to indicate there was any type of foul play,” Quirarte said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact La Habra police at 562-383-4300, or Detective Lucifora at 562-383-4364.

PHOTO of Adrienne Moreno courtesy of the La Habra Police Department

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Officials seek San Marino High School Student who disappeared in Arcadia

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ARCADIA >> Police and worried family members have asked the public to keep an eye out for a 16-year-old San Marino High School student believed to have run away after being dropped off to take her SAT exams in Arcadia Saturday.
Mira Hu was last seen at Arcadia High School at 7:30 a.m. when her parents dropped her off for an SAT exam, Arcadia police Sgt. Dan Crowther said in a written statement. Her parents could not find her when they returned to the Arcadia campus to pick her up.
“A short time later she sent a message to her brother indicating that she was running away because she was overwhelmed by school and the exam,” Crowther said. “Preliminary information indicates she may be traveling to central or northern California.”
Hu is Chinese, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 95 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans, and she was carrying a large navy-colored bag.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5121, or their local law enforcement agency. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

PHOTO courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department

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Sunland woman still missing a year after vanishing in La Crescenta

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*Surveillance video show the missing woman arriving at and leaving her sister’s home in La Crescenta before disappearing on June 5, 2015. (Courtesy)
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Friday marks one year since a Sunland woman mysteriously disappeared after leaving a family gathering in La Crescenta, and family members have renewed a $5,000 reward for information leading to her as they continue seeking answers and maintaining hope that she’ll be found safe.
Kimberly Blum, 45, vanished June 5, 2014, after leaving a graduation party for her niece at her sister’s home in the 200 block of Cinco Casitas Lane, according to Los Angeles police officials and family members.
Compounding the pain of missing her daughter is the mystery surrounding what happened to her, said her mother, Rosalie Blum.
“It’s the mystery of it, too,” she said. “It’s really hard to describe. You’re sad, but you don’t know what you’re sad for.”
Kim Blum’s car was never found, and her bank accounts and credit cards have not been used since her disappearance, Detective Cletus Carlton of the LAPD’s Adult Missing Persons Unit said.
“It’s like she just disappeared completely,” the detective said.
The only physical trace left behind was a small bag containing medication and other personal items belonging to Kim Blum found along the side of Angeles Crest Highway, 21 miles north of the 210 Freeway, in the early days of the search.
Nothing has been seen or heard of her since, Carlton said. “We have no new leads.”.
Blum had a cell phone with her when she disappeared, but it was last detected near her sister’s home, Rosalie Blum said.
Carlton said police were working with search and rescue officials and volunteers to organize another search of the area of the Angeles National Forest where Kim Blum’s belonging’s were discovered. Plans for the upcoming search were yet to be finalized, but the family hoped to organize the effort to seek clues around the time of Blum’s 46th birthday on June 30.
Rosalie Blum said after all this time without any sign of her daughter, she wondered if Kim Blum may have disappeared somewhere other than the forest.
“We do know that she had a full tank of gas,” she said.
“They’ve been up there twice with search helicopters. Friends even hired a helicopter and went up to look,” Rosalie Blum said.
“That whole summer, we were up there putting up fliers and posters, and just everything everybody could think of,” she said.
And with a year of hikers and campers traversing the forest, the mother said she found it odd that no additional signs of Kim Blum have turned up.
Family members remained baffled, Rosalie Blum said. “It’s a total, total, disappearance. Even her car,” the mother said.
There was no indication that Kim Blum wanted to be missing, according to her family and police.
She was expecting a friend to visit the following day, and had been making appointments at her personal organizer business, her mother said. And she left behind a beloved pet dog.
Kim Blum, who graduated La Canada high School and the University of Redlands, is white, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 144 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She also wears prescription glasses She was last seen wearing a black tank top, and
Her missing vehicle is a 2004 Honda CRV SUV with California license plate 5JVU774.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Carlton at 213-996-1800. The family has set up a website dedicated to the search for Kim Blum at www.findkim.com.

PHOTO of Kimberly Blum. (Courtesy)

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Officials seek missing Pasadena man who suffers from medical problems

0601_NWS_PSN-L-ARCMISSINGPASADENA >> Police sought the public’s help in finding a missing man suffering from schizophrenia and other medical problems who was last seen more than a year ago.
Mark Allan Jorgensen was reported missing to Arcadia police by his mother after she went to his Pasadena home Friday but did not find Jorgensen or his car, Arcadia police Sgt. Dan Crowther said in a written statement. He had last been seen by his mother in April of 2014.
“Jorgensen is reported to suffer from schizophrenia, hepatitis C, anemia, cirrhosis of the liver and is reportedly a drug user,” according to the statement.
Jorgensen is white, 57 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 230 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes, police said.
Also missing was his car, a blue, four-door, 2000 Toyota Camry with a California license plate of 4LLJ191.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5123.

PHOTO courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department

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Schizophrenic El Monte man, 71, missing since Saturday

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EL MONTE >> Police reached out to the public for help Wednesday in tracking down a 71-year-old old El Monte man suffering from schizophrenia and a mild intellectual disability who went missing Saturday.
Francisco De Guevara Ladron was last seen about 8 a.m. Saturday leaving his home in the Sunnyside Guest Home, 4457 Maxson Road, El Monte police Sgt. Richard Luna said in a written statement. He told staff he was heading to a store, possibly a 7-Eleven at 12170 Ramona Blvd., Luna said.
When staff members noticed Ladron had not returned, they went looking for him without success, Luna said. El Monte police were also unable to find Ladron after searching the area.
“Ladron has no immediate family and there are no other known areas where he frequents,” Luna said. “Ladron does require daily medication.”
Ladron was described as Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He’s 5 feet 6 inches tall, 145 pounds and is missing all of his teeth. He speaks only Spanish and talks in an “animated” fashion, police said. He walks slowly and with poor posture.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the El Monte Police Department or their local law enforcement agency immediately.

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Medical service dog goes missing in Montebello


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MONTEBELLO >> Police asked the public to keep an eye out for a Montebello family’s service dog, which went missing last week.
Pipistrello, a 2-year-old Australian terrier called “Pip” for short, was last seen Tuesday in the 300 block of North Greenwood Avenue, near Harding Avenue, Montebello police Lt. Rich Meadows said.
More than a pet, Pip is a service dog who aids her owner, who suffers from a medical condition, Meadows said.
Upon hearing of the lost service dog, Montebello police decided to help the family spread the word in hopes that someone will find and turn in Pip, the lieutenant said.
Pip is reddish-blond and was wearing a pink collar and a dog tag attached to the collar with a pink, heart-shaped clip, officials said.
Anyone who spots the dog is asked to contact Montebello police at 323-887-1313.

PHOTO courtesy of the Montebello Police Department

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