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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Mr. Peterson has been located and reunited with his family.

88-Year-Old Missing Man

Los Angeles:
The family of Herbert Peterson and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Mr. Peterson was last seen on February 18, 2016, in the 12000 block of Moorpark Street, in the City of Los Angeles. He has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare.

Mr. Peterson was last seen wearing a long gray coat, black pants, black tennis shoes, and a black baseball cap.

Mr. Peterson is described as an 88-year-old male white, salt/pepper hair, blue eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. Mr. Peterson has a long beard, long hair and has a dark spot to his left cheek area. Mr. Peterson suffers from Dementia.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Peterson, please contact Detective L. Saiza, LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.