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News Release

Monday, April 21, 2008

Media Relations

83-Year-Old Studio City Man Missing

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding 83-year-old, Melvin Van Dyke, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

According to police, he was last seen on April 19, at 11:30 a.m., walking in the 11400 block of Ventura Boulevard, in Studio City.

Van Dyke is described as a White male, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 164 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black slacks and a gray jacket.

A photo of Van Dyke is available through Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Van Dyke is asked to contact North Hollywood Police station at 818-623-4016. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).