COVINA — Police asked the public’s help in finding a 72-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who wandered away from his wife’s business Sunday.
George Pavez of Covina walked away from his wife’s business in the 600 block of South Shoppers Lane about 1 p.m., Covina police Sgt. Rob Bobkiewicz said.
In addition to Alzheimer’s disease, Pavez also suffers from other medical conditions that require medication, police said.
He’s described as Latino, 5 feet 2 inches tall, of medium build, Bobkiewicz said. He’s badling with gray hair and has a 4-inch scar on the top of his head, and his eyes are brown.
Pavez was last seen wearing a gray checkered shirt and khaki pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Covina police at 626-331-3391.
PHOTO of George Pavez courtesy of the Covina Police Department.
EL MONTE — The brother of an NBA basketball player is missing after wandering off from a mental care facility in El Monte Sunday, officials said.
John Jude Young, 36, also known as John Elwood Jude, walked away from Mountain View Care, 2622 Mountain View Road, Sunday morning, El Monte police and family members said. He was not prohibited from leaving the facility.
He is the brother of Nick Young, basketball player for the Washington Wizards.
Family members have grown increasingly worried as time passed and sought the public’s assistance in finding John, Nick Young’s assistant, Adrian Pascascio said.
El Monte police received word that the man had possibly been found in Irvine Friday, however Pascascio said it turned out not to be John.
He’s described as black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 303 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call El Monte police at 626 580-2100.
DUARTE — Sheriff’s officials and family members continued their search Saturday for a 66-year-old Duarte woman suffering from cancer and moderate dementia who went missing earlier this week.
Patricia Nelson was last seen at her home on Huntington Drive in Duarte about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
She may have left her home to take a bus to a doctor’s appointment in Pasadena, officials said.
Nelson is described as a black woman, about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 123 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was possibly wearing a sweater and a hat when she went missing.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives Harris or Abraham at the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, Missing Person’s Detail at 323-890-5500.
PHOTO of Patricia Nelson courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.