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News Release

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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Today, around 9:20 a.m., Mr. Rios was found by US Custom Agent and will be reunited with his family.

Los Angeles:
The family of Angel Antonio Rios and the Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Area Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating Mr. Rios.

On May 5, 2012, around 7 a.m., Mr. Rios left his home in the 13900 block of Vaughn Street.  He suffers from Alzheimer’s and may possibly be traveling toward Mexico . 

Rios is described as a 71-year-old male Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black baseball style cap with the word “Africa” embroidered on the front, a blue and white vertical striped shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Foothill Area detectives at 818-834-3115 or 818-756-8861.  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.