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Police: Missing Oceanside man to return home after being found in Los Angeles

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 09:39:50-04

UPDATE (Sept. 1, 6:30 a.m.): Oceanside Police said Edgar Cruz, who was reported missing on Tuesday, was found in Los Angeles.

According to Oceanside Police, the 73-year-old Cruz was on a Los Angeles city bus when the driver "noticed he appeared to be disoriented."

The driver contacted Los Angeles Police, and officers took Cruz into protective custody.

Oceanside Police stated: "Cruz will be transported back home to Oceanside to be with his wife."

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Oceanside Police are searching for a missing at-risk man who disappeared Tuesday morning.

According to the department, 73-year-old Edgar Cruz disappeared from his home on the 3200 block of Mission Cove Way around 11 a.m.

“He is currently not in possession of necessary medication and has been diagnosed with Alzheimers,” authorities said.

Police described Cruz as five feet, nine inches tall with salt and pepper hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue, long-sleeved zip-up sweater, blue jeans, a dark grey or blue baseball hat. Cruz also uses glasses and a white mask. Police said he has a bus pass with him.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 760-435-4815.