Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CMPD Needs Help Locating Missing At Risk Adult

The Costa Mesa Police Department sent out an urgent alert late this afternoon, asking for the help of residents to locate a missing elderly resident from the north part of town. The following is the complete text of that press release, including a photograph of the missing man.

The Costa Mesa Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance
in locating an “At Risk”
Missing Adult

Mr. Vo Van Nguyen, age 78, was last seen at the home he resides in with his family on Sunday, March
25th at 10:00 a.m. Shortly thereafter he was not seen and is believed to have left the residence in the
2900 block of Mendoza Avenue (area of W. Baker Street and Mendoza), without telling anyone. Family
members searched the neighborhood and contacted the Costa Mesa Police. Mr. Nguyen is reported to
suffer from dementia and may seem confused as to where he is if contacted. He additionally takes
medication, which he does not have with him, for a heart r
elated ailment. His family is extremely
concerned for his safety, and as of this afternoon no information has been received regarding their
missing loved one.

Mr. Nguyen is described as Vietnamese, approximately 5’ – 5” tall, 140 lbs, with graying black hair and
brown eyes. He was last seen by family members wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt, black pants and
brown shoes. Mr. Vo Van Nguyen speaks only Vietnamese.

The Costa Mesa Police Department urgently requests that anyone that sees Vo Van Nguyen contact
local law enforcement, or the Costa Mesa Police Department at: (714) 754-5252.

A photo of Mr. Nguyen is attached below (photo is approximately
2-years old)

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