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Police seek help in finding man

May 13, 2008|Andrew Blankstein

Police asked Monday for the public's help to find a 68-year-old man missing since May 3 from South Los Angeles.

David Penton was last seen at 1500 W. Vernon Ave. in South L.A. during the grand opening of a family friend's board and care facility, said Zina Moorhead-Stepter, Penton's daughter.

Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Sara Faden said Penton is a black man with a white beard, black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 9 and weighs approximately 135 pounds. He last seen wearing a blue and white checkered shirt, light blue jeans, black shoes, a white hat and eyeglasses.

He suffers from Alzheimer's disease and requires medication, Faden said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at (213) 485-5381 or 24-hour Detective Information Desk at (877) 529-3855.

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-- Andrew Blankstein

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