Jun 8, 2015
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UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: Mercedes De Jesus Azucena has been located. “She’s a bit dehydrated but in good spirits,” Richmond police Sgt. Felix Tan said.

The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding an elderly resident.

Mercedes De Jesus Azucena, 86, was last seen at her Central Richmond residence in the 1700 block of Rheem Ave. at around 9 a.m. Monday, police said.

Azucena is diagnosed with a medical condition and can become disoriented, police said.  Her favorite mode of travel is walking and using public transit. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater and white pants and is 5-feet-2, 110-pounds, with white hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen her or knows where she might be are asked to call RPD at (510) 233-1214.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.