UPDATE: Missing elderly man found safe by Good Samaritan

UPDATE | A Good Samaritan in Long Beach found Lester Jackson unharmed in Long Beach and took him to a nearby police station at about 1:15 p.m., officials said. He has been reunited with his family.

PREVIOUSLY: Police ask for public’s help finding missing elderly man

1/8/2021 at 9:50 a.m. | Long Beach police are looking for a 76-year-old man who went missing Thursday afternoon and may become easily disoriented.

Lester Jackson was last seen walking in the Washington neighborhood near 15th Street and Daisy Avenue at about 4 p.m. Thursday, officials said. Officials do not know where he was heading. He is new to the Long Beach area, they said.

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

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 “LA” hat, red windbreaker, a blue t-shirt with clear jewels, a black thermal undershirt and black jeans.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this missing person to call 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.


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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.