Man with dementia goes missing in North San Gabriel

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NORTH SAN GABRIEL — Officials and worried family members sought the public’s help Thursday in finding a missing 61-year-old man with dementia.
Harold Rakowiecki was last seen walking in the 6800 block of Oak Avenue in an unincorporated county area north of San Gabriel about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sgt. Ann Devane of the sheriff’s Temple Station said in a written statement.
Rakowiecki is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 160 pounds, with gray hair, blue eyes and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a beige shirt and blue shorts.
“Mr. Rakowiecki’s family is concerned because he suffers from dementia,” Devane said. “If you think you have seen or know of Mr. Rakowiecki’s whereabouts, please contact Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Missing Persons Unit Detective Abraham at 323-890-5500.”

PHOTO courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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Officials seek missing Pico Rivera teen

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PICO RIVERA — Authorities asked the public’s help Wednesday in tracking down a missing 17-year-old boy who ran away two weeks ago.
Tyler James Wilson of Pico Rivera was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Northgate Market, 9101 Telegraph Road in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. He has a medical condition for which he requires medication.
He was with his mother at the market when he ran away, officials said.
“Missing person Wilson became upset and walked away from the location, southbound and out of view,” according to the statement. “He has not been seen or heard from since that time.”
While Wilson has run away in the past, he has never gone missing for this length of time, authorities added.
He’s described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar on his left arm, and was last seen wearing black jeans, a light blue T-shirt with a “Texas” logo in American flag style and black converse shoes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 562-949-2421.

PHOTO of Tyler James Wilson courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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Woman with mental capacity of 6-year-old missing in Monterey Park

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MOTNEREY PARK — Police are seeking a 42-year-old woman with diminished mental capacity who went missing Saturday in Monterey Park, officials said.
Tracy Carriger, who has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old child, was last seen about 5:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Graylock Avenue, Monterey park police officials said in a written statement. She requires medication, which she does not have with her.
She is white, 5 feet tall and 170 pounds, police said. She was wearing an unknown color dress when she disappeared.
Anyone who spots the missing woman is asked to contact local police or dial 9-1-1 immediately.

PHOTO courtesy of the Monterey Park Police Department

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UPDATE: Mentally disabled woman who went missing in Pasadena found in Irwindale under suspicious circumstances

A mentally disabled Monrovia woman who disappeared Saturday in Pasadena was found Sunday afternoon in Irwindale under suspicious circumstances, authorities said.
The woman reported she had been at a party in Altadena, but had no memory of what took place, leading authorities to look into whether she had been victimized while at the party, Irwindale police Sgt. Greg Gomez said.
Detectives from Los Angeles County sheriff’s Altadena Station were sent to meet the woman at a hospital to interview her, officials said.
The 21-year-old woman, who has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child, vanished about 10 a.m. Saturday while visiting family in the 200 block of South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
Authorities asked the public’s help in finding the woman before she turned up about 3 p.m. Sunday the area of Foothill Boulevard and Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale, officials said.
No further details were available.

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UPDATE: Arcadia missing person found safe

*UPDATE: The missing person was found safe Thursday night, according to Arcadia police.

ARCADIA — Police asked the public’s help Thursday in finding a missing and possibly suicidal Arcadia woman.
Teruyo Horikawa, 27, was last seen driving her tan, 2005 Hyundai Elantra with a California license plate number of 5LTJ154 within Arcadia about 7:45 a.m., Arcadia police officials said in a written statement.
“Horikawa is bi-polar and possibly suicidal,” according to the police statement.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5123.

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UPDATED: El Monte woman and grandson who went missing during morning walk found safe in Pasadena

EL MONTE — A 68-year-old El Monte woman and her 18-month-old grandson who went missing during their morning walk Sunday morning were found safe in Pasadena Sunday night , authorities said.
Ying Wah Tan Jer and her grandson Bryant Tan were reported missing after going on a walk about 7 a.m. near their home in the 4400 block of La Madera Avenue, El Monte police Detective George Fierro said in a written statement.
Jer had the boy in a backpack carrier when she left their home for their routine walk, he said. They usually walk up and down La Madera Avenue before returning home.
“A few hours later, the parents of (Tan) became concerned that (Jer) and (Tan) had not returned home, so they drove around the neighborhood in an attempt to locate them, however they were not located,” Fierro said. “The parents then called the police to report them missing.”
Jer did not have a cell phone, and she left her wallet and identification at home, police said.
Police officers, detectives and Explorer scouts carried out a search for the missing woman and child, Fierro said.
The woman and child turned up unharmed in Pasadena about 8:30 p.m., however further circumstances of where they were found or how they ended up there were not immediately available.

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UPDATED: MisPolice seek missing Azusa man with diminished mental capacity

*UPDATE – The missing person was found safe in Covina Friday afternoon, per Azusa police.

AZUSA — Police asked the public to keep an eye out Friday for a 27-year-old man with the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child who went missing from his home.
Anthony Zavala Jr. was last seen about 9 a.m. Friday at his home in the 300 block of South Jackson Avenue, Azusa police Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe said in a written statement.
“According to family, he does not have a history of leaving home or wandering off,” Sutcliffe said.
Zavala is Latino, 5 feet tall, 95 pounds, with brown “crew cut” hair and brown eyes. He walks with a “pigeon-toed” gate and was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt and green camouflage pants.
Anyone who spots the missing man was asked to contact Azusa police at 626-812-3200.

PHOTO of Anthony Zavala Jr. courtesy of the Azusa Police Department

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El Monte police seek missing man with Parkinson’s disease

1028_NWS_SGT-L-MISSINGEL MONTE — Police asked the public’s help Sunday in tracking down a 76-year-old man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease who went missing last week.
Victor Eusebio Carrera was was last seen about 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Win All EZ Inn, 10024 Valley Blvd., El Monte police officials said in a written statement.
He requires several medications, police added. Carrera was described as Latino, 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information was asked to call El Monte police Detective Carlos Molina at 626-258-8643.
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La Puente woman vanishes while en route to Pasadena City College

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Authorities sought the public’s help Friday in locating a 22-year-old La Puente woman who vanished a little more than a week ago while believed to be en route to class at Pasadena City College.
Gale Anne Williams last spoke with relatives Sept. 25, Arcadia police officials said in a written statement. She has no vehicle or cell phone and was believed to be heading to PCC. She was reported missing Oct. 1.
“Relatives say the subject has gone missing in the past, as recently as June, but not for this duration,” according to the police statement. “Inquiries with area hospitals and other facilities have been fruitless.”
Though Arcadia lies between William’s hometown of La Puente and PCC, “There is no known nexus with the subject to the City of Arcadia,” the statement said. “The missing person report has been referred to the Pasadena Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Industry Station.”
Authorities described Williams as half black and half white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 130 pounds, with medium-length brown curly hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and blue shirt and black leggings.
Anyone with information was asked to contact local law enforcement. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

PHOTO of Gale Williams courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department.

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Coroner seeks ID of John Doe found dead in the Rio Hondo Wash

1003_NWS_WDN-L-JOHNDOE2This comes from a Department of Coroner press release issued Wednesday morning:

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner is seeking the public’s help with the identification of an unidentified male.
On July 31, 2013 at approximately 11:00 A.M., human skeletal remains were found along the Rio Hondo Riverbed bike path near Lincoln Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard in Montebello, CA. The remains were determined to be a White or Hispanic male with an age range between 35 and 55 years of age. He has a partial denture at the back of his lower right jaw. No wallet or other identifying papers were found with him or in the surrounding area.

There’s two sketches included with the press release. This is the one that’s most telling.

Know who it is? Call the LA County Coroner at 323-343-0714.

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