On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., critical missing person Edward Merrill Dephoure was located in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach. He was found unharmed and was transported to his residence.
Original News Release 3/27/19:
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s help with locating critical missing person Edward Merrill Dephoure, who was last seen on March 26, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., by staff at a care facility on the 6500 block of Lemon Avenue.
Yesterday at 2:00 p.m., the care facility received a call from an unknown calling party who stated he was with Dephoure in the City of Los Angeles, but was unable to stay with Dephoure. The care facility contacted LBPD and reported Dephoure missing. Dephoure is known to use public transportation on his own.
The Critical Missing Person is described as follows:
Age: 80 years old
Weight: 120 lbs
Clothing: Grey Sweater, Jeans and Grey Tennis Shoes
Visible Dental Work: None
Medical Alerts: Suffers from medical condition(s) and may become disoriented
Anyone with information regarding this missing person is urged 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 through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.