Pasadena man with Alzheimer's disease reported missing

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Gerald Masao Sakamoto, 71, is seen in an undated photo. The Pasadena man was reported missing Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Gerald Masao Sakamoto, 71, is seen in an undated photo. The Pasadena man was reported missing Saturday, July 30, 2016.

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Police Sunday were asking for the public's help in locating a 71-year-old man from Pasadena, suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Gerald Masao Sakamoto was last seen near downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena police said in a press release.

He is described as an older man of Asian descent who is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black with gray hair.

Sakamoto has been missing since Saturday, just a day after being released from jail, Pasadena PD said.

Authorities said the man is need of medication.