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Officials try to locate family of dementia patient found in San Diego

October 25, 2011 |  4:04 pm

Photo: Tiburcio Torres. Credit: UC San Diego Health SystemOfficials at the UC San Diego Medical Center are asking for the public's help in locating the family of an 80-year-old man found disoriented, dehydrated and walking in downtown San Diego on Oct. 9.

From documents in his pocket, officials determined that his name is Tiburcio Torres and that he lived in the Stanton area of Orange County. He may have been returning from a bus trip to Mexico when he got off in San Diego and became confused.

He is suffering from dementia, officials said. He speaks only Spanish and has only periodic moments of lucidity. He is five-foot-three inches tall and weighs 137 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call (619) 964-9578.


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Photo: Tiburcio Torres. Credit: UC San Diego Health System