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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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UPDATE
On January 11, 2017, Mr Despol was located at LAPD Mission Division in good health, and reunited with his family


Sun Valley:
The family of Anthony John Despol (Tony) and the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons unit is asking for the public's help in locating him.

Mr. Despol was last seen on January 10, 2017, around 11:03 p.m., at the Shell gas station located at the 12800 block of Roscoe Boulevard in the city of Sun Valley.

Mr. Despol is described as a 72-year-old Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue rain jacket, blue denim pants, blue baseball cap and black shoes. Mr. Despol suffers from first stages of Alzheimer's and partial deafness.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Palmer at (213) 996-1800. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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