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87-Year-Old Man Who Went Missing in Pasadena Found Safe

Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 3:43 pm
Willie Walker, 87, of Pasadena, pictured in an undated photo provided by the Pasadena Police Department after he was reported missing on Oct. 12, 2021.

[UPDATED] An 87-year-old Pasaena man suffering from dementia who was reported missing on Tuesday after he hadn’t been seen for two day was found safe on Tuesday night

Willie Walker left his home about 4 p.m. Sunday and was last seen driving in the vicinity of La Pintoresca Park, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement. He was described as suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as dementia.

Just hours after police reached out to the public for help, Walker was spotted in the area of Los Robles Avenue and Walnut Street about 7 p.m., according to Pasadena police Lt. Marcia Taglioretti. It was not immediately clear who initially located the man.

Paramedics took him to Huntington Hospital for observation, but he did not appear injured, she said.

After confirming the man’s identity and recognizing him as a missing person, hospital staff notified police that Walker was in their care Wednesday morning, according to Taglioretti.

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