PICO-UNION (CBSLA) — The frantic search for an 82-year-old man who went missing this morning ended just before midnight as officers from the Los Angeles Police Department brought the man back home.
According to the family, Wonhee Chea is visiting Los Angeles from his home in Korea. The man’s daughter said she, her father and her mother were taking a walk in the neighborhood this morning around 6 a.m. to get some exercise. The family got separated and that’s when they say they lost Chea.
Chea’s daughter said after he got separated from the family during the morning walk, he got lost and managed to walk to Chinatown. Tired and cold, he tried to get into a car. Luckily, the driver saw that he was in need of help. He was brought home shortly before midnight.
Chea, who is described as a 5-feet-2 inch man weighing roughly 142 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a black vest, dark blue shirt and black pants walking with a cane. Police say Chea may need medical attention.
LAPD said that K-9 units lost Chea’s scent at Pico and Westmoreland. Chea’s wife said she last saw him one block away at Pico and 11th Street.