Elderly man missing for the second time in a week, CHP says

Editor’s note: Lester Jackson has been located, read the update here.

Authorities are looking for a 76-year-old man who went missing Monday afternoon for the second time in less than a week.

Lester Jackson was last seen walking in the Washington neighborhood near 15th Street and Daisy Avenue at about 10 a.m. Monday, California Highway Patrol officials said.

He also suffers from medical conditions and may become easily disoriented, officials said.

Jackson went missing on Thursday from the same area and was found the next day by a Good Samaritan near Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Fe Avenue. Jackson is new to the Long Beach area.

He is described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, 155 pounds, with black and gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hat, red jacket and blue jeans. He also has a small dog with a pink sweater with him.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this missing person to call 9-1-1 or the LBPD Missing Persons Detail at 562-570-7246 or Police Dispatch at 562-435-6711. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Lester Jackson was last seen with a small dog that was wearing a pink sweater. Courtesy photo.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from police. 

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