Elderly man who went missing twice in one week is found in Inglewood hospital

Long Beach resident Lester Jackson was found uninjured at an Inglewood hospital on Monday afternoon, a week after he went missing on Jan. 11, police announced Thursday.

The 76-year-old had gone missing first on Jan. 7 in the Washington neighborhood near 15th Street and Daisy Avenue before a Good Samaritan found him near Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Fe Avenue and brought him to a police station the next day.

Jackson then went missing again on the morning of Jan. 11 from the same area, authorities said. This time, he had a little dog with him. It’s unclear if the dog was also found and what condition Jackson is in.

When he went missing, police said Jackson is new to the Long Beach area and suffers from medical conditions and may become easily disoriented.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.