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News Release

Monday, January 13, 2014

Media Relations

63-Year-Old Missing Man NR14015ne

North Hollywood:  The family of Dionicio Abarca and the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.

Mr. Dionicio Abarca was last seen at his residence in the 5700 block of Fair Avenue in North Hollywood around 3:00 a.m., on January 11, 2014.   Abarca suffers from Alzheimer’s and Dementia and is in need of medication.

Dionicio Abarca is described as a 63-year-old male Hispanic with gray hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs approximately 130 pounds.  Abarca was wearing a pink dress shirt, navy pants, black shoes and a blue baseball cap.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Dionicio Abarca, please contact North Hollywood Watch Commander at (818) 623-4016.  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 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.