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Monday, January 23, 2006

Media Relations

73-Year-Old Missing, Suffering from Alzheimer's (Update)

Los Angeles: Police are asking for the public's help in locating 73-year-old Richard Gardner who suffers from Alzheimer's, high blood pressure and poor mental condition.

Richard Gardner, a 73-year-old White man, was last seen on Friday afternoon leaving from the 200 block of North Burlington Avenue, where he wandered away from his caretaker.

Mr. Gardner is 6' feet tall, thin build, light complexion, has gray hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a light blue checkered shirt, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

A photograph of Mr. Gardner is available upon request through Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pacific Division at 310-482-6334.

UPDATE: On 1-22-06, at about 2:30 a.m., Mr. Gardner was found in the 1200 block of South 3rd Avenue. He was unharmed and returned to his family.