Vista man missing after wandering away from home

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 18:34:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly Vista man who wandered away from his home over the weekend and has not been seen since.

Sheriff’s officials said 83-year-old Francisco Larios walked away from his home at 191 Lado De Loma at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 22. According to officials, family members thought he was asleep when they realized he was missing that morning. He did not have a cell phone, money or wallet with him when he left the house.

Officials noted that Larios “is known to stay with various relatives who reside primarily in Escondido.”

Family members told officials that Larios is taking heart medication and medication for high cholesterol. He has never wandered off before, according to officials.

Larios recently suffered a stroke, preventing him from being able to speak. He only understands Spanish and has difficulty hearing.

Larios is Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. He has gray hair, brown eyes and a thick gray mustache with his sideburns connected.

He was last seen wearing a gray long-sleeve T-shirt, gray sweatpants and tan or beige tennis shoes.

Those searching for Larios are asking for more volunteers to join the search party. The search party will be meeting at Frazier Farms between 5 and 6 p.m. where they will break those searching for Larios into smaller groups. 

Anyone with information on Larios’ whereabouts is urged to contact the sheriff’s department’s Vista station at 760-940-4551.