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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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71-Year-Old Man Suffering From Alzheimer's Missing

UPDATE
On 7-18-06, at 7:00 p.m., a Foothill citizen in the 11800 block of Eldridge Street saw Alvarado walking. He appeared to be disoriented and the police were called. Alvarado was unharmed and returned safely to his family.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public's help in locating Ladislado Alvarado, also known as "Lalo" who left his home in the14000 block of Paddock Street in Sylmar on Tuesday July 18, 2006 and has not returned.

Mr. Alvarado is suffering from dimentia brought on by Diabetes and Alzheimer's. He is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weights 140 pounds. He has thinning gray hair and a full gray beard. He was wearing a tan T-shirt, a black windbreaker and dark trousers.

Due to his medical condition, Mr. Alvarado is often unfamiliar with his surroundings. Although he has wondered off from his home on prior occasions, he was always found in the Sylmar and Arleta areas of the San Fernando Valley.

Anyone who may see Mr. Alvarado is asked to call the Mission Area Watch Commander at 818-838-9800.