On May 8, 2020, Long Beach Police Officers located Blythe in a hotel located in the 3800 block of Lakewood Boulevard. Blythe was found safe, unharmed, and was reunited with his caregivers.
Original Release Published on 5/8/2020 at 9 a.m.:
The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating 92-year-old critical missing person Richard Johnston Blythe, who was last seen on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at approximately 10 p.m.
Blythe was last seen at his live-in care facility, located in the 3100 block of East Artesia Boulevard. Blythe has medical conditions and may become lost and disoriented.
The critical missing person is described as follows:
Weight: 150 lbs
Clothing: Vietnam Vet hat, white shirt, and khaki pants
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 smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.