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News Release

Monday, January 24, 2011

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Los Angeles:  The family of Rudolph Garcia and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help in finding the 80-year-old missing man.

Garcia was last seen near the 800 block of North Alta Vista Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles, and has not been seen or heard from since January 21, 2011.  Garcia may be in need of medical attention for a serious medical condition.

Garcia is described as a male Hispanic with salt and pepper hair and green eyes.  He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 130-150 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Garcia is asked to call Missing Persons Unit Detective Kristin 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 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.