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News Release
Monday, January 23, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
78-year-old Man in Need of Medical Attention is Missing NR12035SF

January 21, 2012                                                                                                   

                                                              **UPDATE**
                       MP Barcelo was found this morning in Huntington Park and taken home.


Los Angeles: 
  The family of Jose Barcelo and the officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area are asking for the public’s help in locating a 78-year-old man who recently suffered a stroke and is considered to be in poor mental and physical health.

Mr. Barcelo was last seen on January 20, 2012, at around 8:00 p.m.  It appears that Mr. Barcelo walked away from his home located in the 400 block of South Orange Drive in Los Angeles.  Mr. Barcelo recently suffered a stroke and is need medical attention.  He is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5’7” tall and weighs 180 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a brown bathrobe.  Mr. Barcelo also has a visible scar on his head from a previous surgery.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jose Barcelo, is asked to contact Wilshire Police Station at 2133473-0476.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 www.LAPDOnline.org click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Members of the media who wish to speak with the family of Jose Barcelo are asked to call  Media Relations at 213-486-5910.


     
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