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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Missing Person Notification NR10533kr

UPDATE
December 30, 2010

According to detectives, Emelio Ortiz has been located.  He is staying at a care facility in good condition.

Los Angeles:
 
The family of Emelio Ortiz and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s help in finding Ortiz.

Eighty-seven-year-old Ortiz was last seen on Friday evening, November 5th, 2010, near the corner of La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road.  He had been in the area with his caretaker having dinner when he wandered off.
 
Ortiz is a Hispanic man, with gray hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds.  He had been wearing a blue coat, blue shirt, tan pants, and walks with a cane.

Anyone with information related to Ortiz’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Merrill 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.