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News Release

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Media Relations

91 year-Old Man Missing


Los Angeles: The family of Bruce Richard Collins and the Los Angeles Police Department request the public’s assistance in locating him.

Bruce Richard Collins was reported missing by his family on March 17, 2003. Mr. Collins was last seen on March 17, 2003, at approximately 10:00 a.m. at his residence in the 100 block of East 91st Street. Mr. Collins told his wife he was going to get a haircut at an unknown barbershop. Mr. Collins was driving a white 1994 Pontiac van, California license plate number 3LRT700. Family members advised that Mr. Collins likes to go to casinos and bingo games and could possibly be enroute to Las Vegas or Laughlin, Nevada. According to family members, Mr. Collins is diagnosed with the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Mr. Collins is described as a 91 year-old African-American, white hair, brown eyes, 5’09", 215 lbs. Mr. Collins was last seen wearing a green leather jacket, dark pants and tan fishing hat.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts, should immediately contact Detective Bruce Kuehl at the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit at 213-485-5381.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.