UPDATE: Missing 86-Year-Old Long Beach Man Found Today

UPDATE | An 86-year-old Long Beach man has been found after he was reported missing a week ago, authorities announced today.

Carmelo Beltran was located alive in a neighboring county earlier today, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

He was last seen December 14 at his residence in the 800 block of Gardenia Avenue by a family member, officials said previously.

PREVIOUSLY: Police Seeking Public’s Help to Locate Missing 86-Year-Old

920cbeltran12/15/17 at 5:27PM | The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has asked the public for help locating a missing senior.

Carmelo “Ricky” Beltran, 86, was last seen Thursday evening at his residence in the 800 block of Gardenia Avenue by a family member, according to the LBPD. This is the first time Beltran has walked away without returning home, according to the police.

Beltran does not know his name, and speaks solely Spanish.

The LBPD released the following description of the victim:

Age: 86 years
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Clothing: Brown pants, Navy Blue Shirt, Black Shoes, Grey Cap
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: None
Medical Alert: None

The LBPD will continue to search for the victim and local hospitals and law enforcement agencies have been notified. Anyone who has seen the victim or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the LBPD at (562) 435-6711 or 9-1-1.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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