Ramon Balderrama, a 74-year-old Pasadena resident suffering from dementia and diabetes, has been missing for more than 10 days, according to police and family members.
Last seen on November 6th at 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Fillmore Street and Marengo Avenue in Pasadena, Balderrama had left his residence on foot. The California Highway Patrol has issued a Silver Alert for him.
Pasadena Police Lieutenant Tim Bundy said Balderrama had a Metro pass which allows him to use public transportation throughout Los Angeles County. The family reportedly obtained video footage from Metro indicating that Balderrama boarded a train at the Pasadena Metro Fillmore station and got off at Chinatown.
There were reportedly unconfirmed sightings of him in Highland Park on York Blvd. and Figueroa St.
Balderrama was wearing a beige baseball hat, a gray T-shirt with white lettering over a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants, and gray tennis shoes at the time of his disappearance.
Family, friends, and law enforcement continue to search for him.
A self-described friend of a family member stated that in-person searches are taking place. “We have also been posting on as many social media platforms as possible and the Ring camera neighbor communities. Hardcopy flyers have been posted on streets, bus stations and around Huntington Hospital in Pasadena,” the friend said.
The Pasadena Police Department urges the public to report any sightings of Balderrama at 626-744-4241.