Missing Man Said He Would Be Right Back

May 12, 2010

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Update:

LAPD’s Missing Person Unit detectives say On Aug 1, Patterson returned to his home in decent health after living on the streets for over two months.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and a local family are seeking the public’s help in finding a 54-year-old African American man who left his Los Angeles home shortly after telling family members he was stepping out and would “be right back.â€

Vernon Patterson was last seen on January 18, 2010, at around 8 a.m., leaving the 4000 block of Muirfield Road in the LAPD’s Southwest Area.  Since then, he hasn’t contacted his family.  His physical description is as follows: black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 100 pounds.

Anyone who may have seen Patterson or has information on his location is urged to call LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Merrill at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Those wishing to remain anonymous may 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 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.