On November 21, 2018, at approx. 11:25 a.m., Long Beach Police received a call about an elderly man in a wheelchair at 1st Street & Atlantic Avenue, which the caller believed may be the missing person they saw publicized on a media website.
While officers were on their way, they observed a man matching the description at 3rd Street & Atlantic Avenue. The man was identified as Missing Person Gustavo Sanchez. As a precaution, LBFD paramedics responded to evaluate Sanchez, who was found to be in good health and released in the care of a family member.
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The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who suffers medical conditions, may become disoriented, and requires medication.
On November 20, 2018, Missing Person Gustavo Sanchez was transported from his full-time care facility, located in the 2700 block of E. Broadway in Long Beach, to St. Mary’s Medical Center, for treatment. At approx. 4:08 p.m., he was seen on surveillance footage leaving the hospital in his wheelchair. He was last seen traveling east on 11th Street towards Atlantic Avenue, and is not familiar with this area.
Missing Person Sanchez is described as follows:
Name: Gustavo Sanchez
Age: 65 years
Clothing: Dark blue sweater, jeans, black Nike shoes
Scars/Marks: Partial pinkey finger amputee
Medical Alerts: Medical conditions, may become disoriented, requires medication
The Long Beach Police Department continues to search for the victim. Local hospitals have been alerted and area law enforcement and public transportation agencies have also been notified. Anyone who sees this individual or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 435-6711 or 9-1-1.