UPDATE: Man missing since Sunday found safe in LA

UPDATE | A man who had been missing since Sunday has been found unharmed at a senior citizens center in Los Angeles, Long Beach police announced Wednesday. He has been reunited with his family.

PREVIOUSLY: Long Beach police search for missing man who needs daily medication

A 71-year-old Long Beach man who can become disoriented and needs to take daily medication has been missing since Sunday, police said.

The LBPD asked for help finding Daniel Peter Chavez. He was last seen around 2 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of West 10th Street, police said.

Daniel Peter Chavez. Courtesy Long Beach police.

Daniel Peter Chavez. Courtesy Long Beach police.

“It is believed Chavez left the residence and walked to a business in the area of 7th Street and Atlantic Avenue,” they said.

Chavez is Hispanic, 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with grey hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, dark pants and camouflage hat when he disappeared. He was also pulling a rolling cart and has the name “Debbie” tattooed on his left arm, police said.

They asked anyone who may have seen Chavez to call detectives at 562-570-7246 or police dispatch at 562-435-6711.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published July 2, 2019 at 1:28 p.m.

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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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