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News Release

Monday, December 31, 2012

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Man Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease Goes Missing in West Los Angeles. The 74-year-old Man was Last Seen Riding a Light Blue Bicycle NR12601SF

Los Angeles:  The family of  Manuel Palma and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate the 74-year-old man.

Mr. Palma was last seen on Friday, December 28, 2012, around 9:00 a.m., while riding a light blue bicycle in the 9100 block of Gibson Street in West Los Angeles.  Mr. Palma is in need of daily medication and suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Palma is described as a male Hispanic with green eyes and grey hair.  He stands 5’ 5” tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a hat, a multi-colored Christmas sweater, a dark blue jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

In addition, Mr. Palma’s primary language is Spanish.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Manuel Palma, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Station at 310-444-0701. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.