Compassion leads family to missing loved one in North Park

Posted at 10:34 AM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 21:10:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The family of a man reported missing from a Spring Valley care facility two weeks ago told 10News Friday he was found safe in North Park.

Aldofo Otanez, who has schizophrenia, lived at Mi Casa es Su Casa. 

His family said he was planning to visit his brother on February 16 but never arrived.

Otanez’ brother said the family passed out flyers and posted pictures on social media.

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On Friday, a 10News viewer called the family to say Otanez had been sleeping on the sidewalk on El Cajon Blvd. in North Park.

People at Dave’s Flower Box had given him a bottle of water, money to buy coffee, and a burrito.

The family says he was hungry but is doing well.