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News Release

Monday, June 27, 2011

Media Relations

Critical Missing Adult From Healthcare Facility NR11293

Los Angeles:  Devonshire Division Community Police Station is searching for a critical missing adult who walked away from a Chatsworth healthcare facility and did not return.

On Sunday, June 26, 2011, at approximately 7 p.m., Los Angeles Police Officers assigned to Devonshire Division, responded to the Goldstar Health Care facility, located at 21820 Craggy View Street, in Chatsworth, regarding a missing male adult.  The missing person is a resident of the care facility, and wandered away from the home at 5 p.m., in order to purchase cigarettes.  He was last observed on foot, leaving a mini-mart located at Devonshire Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.  The missing person investigation is deemed to be of a critical nature, due to life sustaining medications that the male is believed to be without.

The missing adult is named Timothy Norton, and is described as follows: 62-years-old, Caucasian, 6 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has a light complexion, and was wearing an orange shirt, and undetermined pants.

Any community member with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing adult, should immediately contact 911, Devonshire Community Police Station (818-832-0633), or respond to the LAPD Command Post that has been established on the premises of the Goldstar Health Care facility. During non business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.