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News Release

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Media Relations

75-Year-Old Missing Man NR16053TI

Los Angeles: The family of Joe Garcia and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Mr. Garcia was last heard from on February 13, 2016, around 2:00 p.m. Mr. Garcia was last seen on Soto Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue heading westbound on bus number 770 in the city of Los Angeles. Mr. Garcia's family is concerned that he has not returned home.

Mr. Garcia is described as a 75-year-old, Hispanic male with grey hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a burgundy sweater, grey sweater, and black shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Joe Garcia, please contact Detective A. Mercado, Missing Persons Unit, at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts