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News Release

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Media Relations

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On February 9, 2010, at around 6:00 p.m., Rafael Alejandre was found safe and in good condition in the city of Carson by Los Angeles Sheriff Department (LASD).

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the family of 74-year-old Rafael Alejandre  is asking for the public’s help in locating Alejandre, who has been missing since last Monday.

Alejandre was last seen on February 8, 2010, at around 7 p.m.  in the 700 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington.  So far, he has not returned home and has not been in contact with his family.  His family advised that Alejandre has been suffering from mental illness and is also deaf, and they are concerned about his safety.

Alejandre is described as a male Hispanic with a dark complexion.  He weighs approximately 160 pounds and stands about 5 feet 3 inches.  
*A photo of Alejandre is being disseminated with this release and is also available from LAPD Media Relations.  
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Alejandre is urged to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detectives at 213-996-1800.  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 1-800-222-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.