Search underway for 91-year-old driver with dementia

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Apolonio Gomez, 91, was last seen in the 5500 block of Marmion Way in Highland Park on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
Apolonio Gomez, 91, was last seen in the 5500 block of Marmion Way in Highland Park on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
KABC

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Silver Alert was issued on Los Angeles freeways after a 91-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia went missing.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Apolonio Gomez may be driving a silver 2013 Honda Accord with license number 6YGH760.

Officials said he was last seen in the 5500 block of Marmion Way in Highland Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gomez's family said he's in need of medical care. He was described as a Hispanic man standing around 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 135 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a blue polo shirt, gray jeans, gray and black tennis shoes, a black jacket and prescription glasses.

Anyone with information on Gomez's whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.

City News Service contributed to this report.