Authorities ask for help finding 82-year-old man with Alzheimer’s reported missing in Compton

An 82-year-old man who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was last seen in Compton was reported missing today.

Walter Lee Taylor was last seen at 4 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of North Mayo Street, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.

Taylor is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, has brown eyes, gray hair and is bald.

He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with white sleeves and a ”W” on the left side, a black shirt and blue sweatpants.

Anyone with information about Taylor or who knows of his whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted to

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