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News Release

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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74-Year-Old Critical Missing Man NR13196cn

Los Angeles:   The family of William Dixon and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Person Unit are asking for the public’s help to locate Dixon.

On June 10, 2013, at 9:45 a.m., Dixon was last seen in the 1600 block of W. 59th Street, in Los Angeles.  Dixon left the location and has not been seen or heard from since. His family is extremely concerned for his welfare because he has Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure and may be in need of medical attention.

Dixon is described as an 74-year-old black male, bald, and brown eyes.  He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.  He was wearing gold pants, blue t-shirt, and a blue baseball cap.  Dixon has gold teeth.  He goes by the nickname of “Him.”

Anyone with information on Dixon’s whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective Baca at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.