UPDATE (As of Dec. 24): Police report that the man has been found.
ONTARIO (CBS) — Ontario police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing man who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Ruben Alvarez left home for a short walk Friday and never returned. His family says Alzheimer’s leaves the 74-year-old man easily confused and disoriented.
Alvarez, who speaks Spanish and a limited amount of English, usually walks to Wendy’s or Jack in the Box on Vineyard Avenue, between G Street and Holt Boulevard.
He was last seen wearing a black cap, black leather jacket, black jeans, and brown slip-on shoes.
Alvarez has only lived in Ontario for two weeks. Police believe he could be headed toward his old neighborhood in the Lynwood area.
Anyone who has seen Alvarez is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at (909) 986-6711.