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News Release

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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81-Year-Old Man Missing

Los Angeles: The family of an 81-year-old man and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the man, John McInally, who has been missing since June 10, 2009.

He is described as a white male with a thick Scottish accent.  He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes.  He takes diabetic medication and is believed not to have any in his possession.  

McInally was last seen around 6 p.m. on June 10, 2009, at his residence in the 800 Block of Rose Avenue near the Venice Beach area.  Later that evening, he apparently left his residence on foot and headed in an unknown direction.  His family is concerned because he suffers from dementia, high-blood pressure, diabetes, and is deaf.  

McInally was missing on two prior occasions and subsequently located in the Santa Monica area.  It is unknown whether or not he is carrying any identification, and it is believed he was last seen on a bus the evening of June 14, 2009, in the Santa Monica area.  He may be wearing a black/blue sweater, black pants, and possibly a black baseball cap.

Anyone who has seen McInally or has information regarding his whereabouts, is urged to contact the Missing Persons Unit of the LAPD’s Detective Support and Vice Division at 213-485-5381.  After-hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.