An 80-year-old Baldwin Park woman with Alzheimer’s who disappeared more than a week ago during a routine trip to the park was found Friday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital, police said.
Shirley Tsung was last seen about 10 a.m. Aug. 31 when she took a bus to Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., as she often does, according to Baldwin Park police officials and family members.
Tsung spoke with family by phone and told them she was preparing to head home via the bus, according to Baldwin Park police Sgt. Andy Velebil. Then she disappeared.
It was unclear if Tsung ever boarded a bus for her return trip, said her nephew Tom Wang. She usually takes Foothill Transit route 190, and was planning to meet a friend at home for lunch.
“There have been no good leads at this point,” he said Friday morning, shortly before Tsung was found. “We are getting very desperate.”
Family members passed out fliers and talked with residents who live near the park, Wang said. One neighbor said that Tsung may have gotten into a gray sedan.
But the search concluded Friday afternoon, Velebil said. The woman turned up at a hospital in Los Angeles, where she was listed under a different name.
Authorities are seeking an 80-year-old Baldwin Park woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s and vanished during a routine trip to a local park on Thursday morning.
Shirley Tsung was last seen about 10 a.m. when she left home to take a bus to Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park police Sgt. Andy Velebil said.
Her family last heard from her later in the morning when she spoke with them by phone and said she was heading home via the bus, like usual, the sergeant said. But she never made it home, and she hadn’t been seen or heard from since.
Tsung suffers from Alzheimer’s and also has other medical conditions requiring treatment, according to Velebil.
She’s described as Asian, 5 feet 1 inch tall, 105 pounds, with brown hair, gray eyes and a mole on her forehead. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants and a large red hat.
The ongoing heat wave, which has brought sweltering triple-digit temperatures to the Southland in recent days, made the search for Tsung all the more urgent, Velebil said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Baldwin Park police at 626-960-1955.
NORWALK >> Deputies and concerned family members asked the public’s help Friday in finding a young disabled couple from Norwalk who disappeared Wednesday.
Daniel Marquez, 21, and Destinee Rivera, 19, were last seen Wednesday morning and Wednesday night, respectively, Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau said in a written statement. Marquez was last seen about 6 a.m. in the 13400 block of Flatbush Avenue, while Rivera was last seen about 10:30 p.m. in the 12300 block of Studebaker Road.
“Daniel and Destinee are in a dating relationship and are believed to be together,” Rouzan said. “Their families have not seen or heard from them and are seeking the public’s help in locating them.”
Marquez is 4 feet 5 inches tall, 100 pounds, with brown eyes black hair in a “Mohawk” style. He has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
Rivera is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with red highlights. She was last seen wearing blue pants and black Vans shoes. She is believed to have a learning disability.
Anyone with information about the missing couple is urged to contact Sgt. Nunez or Detective Abraham at the sheriff’s Missing Persons Detail at 323-890-5500.
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SIERRA MADRE >> Officials discovered a body Saturday while searching for a Sierra Madre man who vanished while out for a walk nearly a week ago, though it was yet to be determined whether the remains were that of the missing man, authorities said.
Carl Foote, 58, was last seen by his wife about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday walking in the area of Highland and Merrill avenues, Sierra Madre police said in a written statement. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since, and failed to report to work on Monday morning.
Foote’s personal items, including his cellphone, wallet, bicycles and vehicles, were all left behind at his home in Sierra Madre, police said.
Police searched the city, aided by local churches and community groups, and enlisted help from search and rescue teams from throughout Los Angeles County to scour the forest north of Sierra Madre, officials said. The wilderness search continued Saturday.
“Mr. Foote is a lifelong resident of Sierra Madre and is an avid walker, hiker and cyclist, and is extremely familiar with the trails in Sierra Madre and the surrounding vicinity,” according to the police statement. “It is unknown if Mr. Foote went hiking on the local trails.”
More than 40 searchers, assisted by dogs, continued the operation Saturday afternoon when they discovered a body in the forest area north of Sierra Madre, officials said.
They discovered a man’s body about 4 p.m. near Mt. Wilson Trail, in the wilderness north of Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Frank Ruiz said.
The identity of the body was yet to determined, however, it matched the physical description and clothing of Foote, police said.
Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s officials will conduct an autopsy.
There were no initial signs of foul play involved in Foote’s disappearance, authorities said.
Foote is described as very tall and thin, standing 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighting about 200 pounds.
He was believed to be wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts, and tennis shoes with white socks.
Anyone with information can reach Sierra Madre police at 626-355-1414.
PHOTOS: [ABOVE] – Carl Foote of Sierra Madre went missing on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Courtesy, Sierra Madre Police Department) [BELOW] – Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Montrose Search and Rescue Team join in the search for Carl Foote of Sierra Madre, who vanished on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Courtesy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
Detectives searching for the body of a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy missing for more than two months, and allegedly killed by his father, discovered the child’s remains Friday in Santa Barbara County, authorities said.
The remains of Aramazd Andressian Jr. were discovered Friday during the latest of several searches of the area near Lake Cachuma on Friday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. His identity was confirmed Saturday morning.
Investigators from all over Southern California descended on the Lake Cachuma Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County Saturday to continue their search for signs of a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy who vanished under suspicious circumstances in late April.
Aramazd Andressian Jr. was reported missing April 22 after his father failed to bring him to a scheduled custody exchange, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials. His father, Aramazd Andressian Sr., was found unconscious earlier the same day near his car, which was parked at the Arroyo Seco Park in South Pasadena. His car was doused in gasoline and there was a rag sticking out of the gas tank. The father told investigators he had taken prescription pills belonging to someone else and had no idea what happened to his son.
The father and son were last seen together at Disneyland on April 21, officials said. Witnesses also reported seeing the boy and his father on April 21 at the Lake Cachuma Recreation Area, as well as near Solvang and Nojoqui Falls.
Authorities have already made repeated searches of the parks in South Pasadena and Santa Barbara County without results.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials were joined in Saturday’s search by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the South Pasadena Police Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and law enforcement agencies from through the San Gabriel Valley, Deputy Don Walker of the sheriff’s Information Bureau said in a written statement.
Search and rescue teams and search dogs were brought in from throughout the region to help.
But at the conclusion of Saturday’s search on Friday, no signs of the boy had been found, officials said.
“This search was coordinated and executed in hopes of locating any new evidence in the case,” Deputy Sara Rodriguez said in a written statement. “During the search, investigators located possible areas of interest and will resume the search in the future.”
Saturday’s search covered roughly 30 miles of road between Nojoquu Falls, Solvang and Lake Cachuma, Rodriguez said.
“Homicide investigators would like to thank the more 235 personnel who rejoined to the search,” she added.
In the weeks since the boy disappeared, family members and volunteers have canvassed the region and handed out fliers, and detectives have served search warrants at the homes of both Andressian Sr.’s South Pasadena home, and the home of the boy’s paternal grandmother in Montebello.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has offered a $10,000 reward for information in the case.
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ALHAMBRA >> Police found a woman safe in South Pasadena after went missing in Alhambra on Tuesday night.
Wei Li, 71, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of North Third Street, Alhambra police officials said in a written statement.
“Li does not have a cellular phone and does not speak English,” according to the statement.
She’s described as Asian, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 138 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
But she was found safe in South Pasadena on Wednesday afternoon and reunited with her family, police said.
Police are asking the public’s help in finding a West Covina man suffering from dementia who went missing in after leaving a hospital in Baldwin Park on Saturday morning.
Jerry Quinton Williams, 73, was last seen at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd., during the early-morning hours, West Covina police officials said in a written statement. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
“(Williams) suffers from early stages of dementia and needs ongoing medical attention,” according to the statement.
Williams was driving a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck with a license plate of 84733X1. He’s described as black, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 210 pounds, with a goatee and piercing in his left ear. He was last seen wearing red and black gym shorts.
Anyone who spots the missing person is urged to call 911 or contact local police immediately.
PHOTO: Missing person Jerry Quinton Williams, 73, of West Covina. (Courtesy, West Covina Police Department)
ROWLAND HEIGHTS >> Detectives are investigating the disappearance of an 18-year-old Rowland Heights woman who vanished under suspicious circumstances while on her way to school early Friday before being , authorities said.
Cristal Flores left her home Friday morning en route for Rowland High School, 2000 S. Otterbein Ave., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. David Buckner said. But she never arrived.
Friends notified the girl’s family shortly before 8 a.m. that Flores had called them and made alarming statements.
The exact phrasing was not clear, but Flores was believed to have said something about being followed by a possibly armed person or people, according to the lieutenant. Her location at the time of the phone calls was unknown.
No further details were available.
Loved ones circulated fliers with Flores’ photo on Friday, both in the community and online.
Flores was found safe late Friday night, sheriff’s officials said. No further information was available Saturday as detectives from the sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau continued their investigation.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station at 626-913-1715. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
SOUTH PASADENA >> Police and sheriff’s officials continued searching Sunday for a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing after his father, who was responsible for the child, was found unconscious in a South Pasadena Park and arrested him.
Search and rescue teams, helicopters, search dogs, neighboring police agencies and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail have joined in the search for Aramazd Andressian Jr., which centered around Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, sheriff’s and South Pasadena police officials said.
The boy was last seen by his mother on April 15, when she turned him over to the custody his father, Aramazd Andressian Sr., during a child custody exchange at the Baldwin Park Police Department, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen of the sheriff’s Information Bureau. The parent’s are in the process of divorcing, officials added.
The boy’s mother last heard from him Tuesday, when she spoke with him via a “Skype” video call, South Pasadena police officials said.
Police in South Pasadena reportedly found the father passed out next to his parked car at the park about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Officials took him to a hospital for examination before he was arrested. It was unclear why the man had lost consciousness.
The boy’s mother reported him missing later Saturday after Andressian Sr. failed to show up for his scheduled custody exchange, authorities said. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
“Aramazd Andressian Jr.’s family is very concerned and asking for the public’s assistance,” Jansen said.
Aramazd Andressian Sr. had been driving a gray, 2004 BMW four-door car with a California license plate of 5FIL646. Prior to his arrest, the vehicle was last reported seen in Orange County early Friday.
The father was said to be cooperative, but investigators expressed concern that he did not appear to be a crime victim but did not know the whereabouts of his son.
Aramazd Jr. is described as 41 inches, 55 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a turquoise plaid shirt and plaid shorts and has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder.
Anyone with information is urged to contact South Pasadena police at 626-403-07270 or the sheriff’s Missing Persons Detail at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
— City News Service contributed to this report.
PHOTOS courtesy of the South Pasadena Police Department/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department