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Friday, February 26, 2010

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65-Year-Old Missing Man NR10094rh

(Update)

On Mar. 4, at around 10 o’clock this morning, detectives received information that Norman Fonteno was admitted to a nursing home in Glendale.  He appears to be okay and his family has been notified.

Los Angeles: 
The family of Norman Fonteno and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public's assistance in locating Fonteno, who has been missing since February 13, 2010.

On February 13, 2010, at around 9 a.m., Fonteno was last seen leaving the 10000 block of Lou Dillion Avenue in the Southeast area of Los Angeles.  Fonteno said to his family, "I will be right back," and he never returned.  He hasn't had any contact with his immediate family since then, and it seems he has disappeared.

Fonteno is described as a male Black, 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans.  Fonteno also walks with a cane and his middle name is Duke.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr. Fonteno is urged to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Merrill at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone numbers 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a mobile telephone. All text messages should being with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.