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Long Beach Police Department seeks public’s help in locating critical missing person

The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 72-year-old critical missing person, Daniel Chavez, who was last seen on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

The Long Beach Police have issued a critical missing person bulletin for Daniel Chavez. Courtesy photo.
Daniel Chavez. Courtesy photo.

Daniel was last seen leaving a relative’s home on-foot near the 1600 block of Sherman Place in the City of Long Beach. His destination is unknown, and he currently resides in the City of Carson. Daniel suffers from medical condition(s) and may become easily disoriented.

The critical missing person is described as follows:

Age: 72-years-old
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 175 lbs
Hair: Gray hair, mustache
Eyes: Brown
Clothing: LA Rams T-shirt “Reppin’ the West” in yellow writing on the Rams football helmet. Blue jeans, black shoes.
Jewelry: None
Scars/Marks: None
Visible Dental Work: None
Medical Alerts: Suffers from medical condition(s) and may become easily 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.

*UPDATE*

On November 4, 2020 at approximately 10:40 a.m., critical missing person, Daniel Chavez, was located unharmed in the City of Los Angeles and has been reunited with his family.

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.

1 Comment

  1. I sincerely hope that Mr. Chavez is located and brought back to a safe and secure environment.
    What strikes me, is that family members suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI), also described as a medical condition by doctors, are treated differently. When reported missing, and located by law enforcement they are often discovered on missing persons (local and national) lists. When the SMI indiviuduals are are located, they are released back onto the streets by law enforcement agencies. This often puts them back into danger, as many are unable to recognize their illness, and won’t reach out for help. Often, the SMI individuals are arrested for taking food without the ability to pay for it. Our mentally ill missing persons need help not jail. The mental health sections of the jails are not appropriately staffed for any level of help. Only for accountability of law.
    We need to change our laws to better protect our missing mentally ill family members. Thousands of John and Jane Does are buried in unmarked graves across our country. Families have to means of closure for their missing family members that they love so dearly. Missing family members that are often trafficked, abused, raped, beaten, and killed on our nations streets. California Patients Rights groups only care about laws written on paper, while they protect the rights for the SMI to remain trapped, to live and die in the world of hell on our streets. I might add, that so many children are born on the streets have no chance what so ever. Our Welfare Institution Code was written to protect the mentally ill. Often, the result is just the opposite.

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