Authorities look for man with dementia who walked away from his Bellflower home

Freddie Phillips, who has dementia, was last seen Sunday when he left his home in the 14500 block of McNab Avenue, which is near the intersection of Woodruff and Rosecrans avenues, authorities said.

Freddie Phillips. Courtesy the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s officials are asking for help finding a 70-year-old man with dementia who walked away from his Bellflower home over the weekend.

Freddie Phillips was last seen Sunday when he left his home in the 14500 block of McNab Avenue, which is near the intersection of Woodruff and Rosecrans avenues, authorities said.

Phillips is also insulin dependent, according to a bulletin sent out by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Monday.

Phillips walked away from his home around 8 p.m. Sunday. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and blue shoes, according to authorities.

He is black, about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and bald with brown eyes, they said.

Sheriff’s investigators asked anyone who has seen Phillips to call 323-890-5500. Anyone who wants to stay anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or lacrimestoppers.org.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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