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UPDATE: 76-year-old missing man found safe and reunited with family

UPDATE 1/22 @ 7:30 AM – Missing person Rodolfo Garcia was found safe late Monday night and has been reunited with his family.

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A 76-year-old man who went for a walk Monday morning in Apple Valley is now considered missing after he never returned home.

The missing man, Rodolfo Garcia, lives in Long Beach with his wife but has been visiting family in Apple Valley for the past week, officials said.

According to a sheriff’s news release, Rodolfo was last seen at about 10:00 am, when he left his daughters home in the 21000 block of Multnomah Road to go for a walk.

“He has gone on short walks around the neighborhood every day and returns home after about 15 minutes,” stated the release.

According to police, Rodolfo has been showing signs of early onset dementia and does not have a cellphone or wallet with him.

Rodolfo is a Hispanic Male, 5,7″, 180 lbs., with gray/black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt with multi-colored writing on the front, dark pants (navy or black) and no headwear. Rodolfo only speaks spanish and does not know anyone in the area.

A search for Rodolfo is underway using deputies, K9 and Aviation. 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Rodolfo Garcia is urged to contact Deputy Brenden Mahoney at the Apple Valley Station immediately at (760)240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760)956-5001.

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