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News Release

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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77 Year-Old Man Reported Missing NR 15244jr

Los Angeles: The family of Benny Joe Arnold and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's unit are asking for the public's help in locating Mr. Arnold.

Mr. Arnold was last seen on Saturday, July 18, 2015, around 3:00 a.m., in the 800 block of Genesee Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Arnold suffers from Dementia and is in need of his medication. His family is extremely concerned that he has not been located.

Mr. Arnold is described as a male Black with grey hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. Mr. Arnold was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information on Mr. Arnold's whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Missing Person's 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 1-800-222-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 promps.