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Police ask for help finding 65-year-old man who went missing in South Gate


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South Gate police have asked the public for help in locating a 65-year-old man who has been missing for almost 10 days.

The South Gate Police Department said family members last saw Benito De La Cruz at his home on July 1. His family and friends have not been able to contact him since they last saw him.

Detectives said De La Cruz suffers from undiagnosed dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. His family said they are very concerned for his safety due to his mental state, the extreme heat and the fact that he is unable to care for himself.

Benito De La Cruz was last at his home on July 1.

South Gate PD


De La Cruz has white hair, brown eyes and is missing his front left tooth. He is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray cap, gray shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the department at (323) 563-5400.