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Seal Beach Police Department seeking critical missing person

Missing person Roy Westley Benstad. Courtesy photo.
Missing person Roy Westley Benstad. Courtesy photo.

The Seal Beach Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person.

On Monday, January 16, 2023, at about 1:52 pm, the Seal Beach Police Department received a call of a critical missing person. The caller reported her father, 87-year-old Roy Westley Benstad, missing from the 13000 block of Del Monte Drive, located within the Leisure World Community.

Benstad was last seen driving away in his 2016, silver Dodge Caravan. The vehicle was last scanned traveling southbound on Seal Beach Boulevard on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at about 10:45 am.

The missing person is believed to have slight memory impairment. Benstad does not have access to a cellular device; however, he is believed to have his wallet in his possession. There are no known locations where he is likely to be traveling. Benstad is described as a male Caucasian, approximately 5’09”, 178 lbs., with grey hair and green eyes. It is unknown what clothing he was wearing when he left the house.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jon Ainley at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1108 or jainley@sealbeachca.gov.

Vehicle of missing person Roy Westley Benstad. Courtesy photo.
Vehicle of missing person Roy Westley Benstad. Courtesy photo.

Update

A previously reported missing person was located unharmed.

On Monday, January 16, 2022, at about 1:52 PM, the Seal Beach Police Department received a call of a missing person involving 87-year-old Roy Westley Benstad.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Huntington Beach Police Department located Benstad within the City of Huntington Beach. He was located and removed from the Missing and Unidentified Persons System. He was unharmed.

The Seal Beach Police Department thanks the public for their assistance with this investigation.

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.