UPDATE | Long Beach police announced at 5:19 p.m. Thursday that David Quiroz has been located safely and returned to his care facility.

Police did not say where Quiroz was found.

PREVIOUSLY: Developmentally disabled man missing in Long Beach

A 47-year-old man who has been diagnosed with a developmental disability is missing in Long Beach and authorities today are asking the public for its help in locating him.

David Quiroz was last seen leaving his care facility at approximately 12:45 p.m. Wednesday near Walnut Avenue and E. 11th Street, police said.

“Quiroz suffers from medical from medical conditions and may easily become disoriented,” according to a press release by the Long Beach Police Department.

Because of this condition, Quiroz may exhibit childlike behavior with temper tantrums and may appear violent, authorities said.

According to LBPD, Quiroz is familiar with the transit systems and has known to take the transit to leave the city. He is known to visit local convenience stores often.

Quiroz has been reported missing at least two other times in the last year. In May 2021, he was reported missing and later found in a Torrance medical facility. He also went missing in September after leaving his care facility in Central Long Beach. He was found in another facility in Los Angeles.

Quiroz is Latino, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 248 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes.

He is believed to be on foot and wearing a beige shirt, a blue shirt and white shoes. Anyone who sees Quiroz or knows of his whereabouts was asked to call 911.

A Silver Alert was issued by the CHP for Quiroz on behalf of the LBPD this morning.

The Silver Alert program was established by the CHP to issue and coordinate alerts involving the unexplained or suspicious  disappearance of elderly, developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired individuals.

Reporter Fernando Haro contributed to this story. 

Editor’s note: Story was updated with more information. 


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