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News Release

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The family of Richard Dennis Young and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in finding him.

Young was last seen on March 4, 2013, at his residence in the 22000 block of Roscoe Blvd, in the Topanga Area of Los Angeles. Young’s family told police that he is starting to show early signs of Dementia and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare.

Young is described as an 87-year-old White male with gray hair and gray eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds. He has a full gray beard and wears glasses.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Young is asked to call the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective Saiza 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers 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 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.