Elderly man with dementia reported missing in Arleta

ARLETA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A family and Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help to find an elderly man who has dementia.

Miguel Lopez, 77, was last seen Tuesday around 8:20 p.m. in the 12800 block of Bromwich Street in Arleta. No one saw him leave his home, authorities said.

A few days before he went missing, Lopez left his home and was found in North Hollywood by a good Samaritan.

The family said Lopez suffers from dementia and has prostate problems, which makes it necessary for him to wear a catheter.

He usually visits businesses at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Osborne Street.

He has gray hair and hazel eyes, authorities said. Lopez stands 5 feet 9 inches, weighs about 143 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray striped long-sleeve shirt, brown slacks and black slippers.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the LAPD Foothill Division at (818) 756-8861. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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