62-year-old Alzheimer’s Patient Missing

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PRESS RELEASE – On January 6, 2014, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to the 24000 block of Cottonwood Avenue, Moreno Valley, regarding a report of a missing elderly adult. Ricardo Nava-Alamo, a sixty-two year old Hispanic male, drove away from the residence in a purple, four-door, 1997 Honda Accord, with California License Plate number 3TUE345. An extensive search was conducted by officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department aviation unit. Mr. Nava-Alamo was not located.

Mr. Nava-Alamo is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and is considered at risk. He is described as having grey hair, brown eyes, and a grey mustache. He is five feet-ten inches and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Mr. Nava-Alamo was last seen wearing a blue sweater over a V-neck, purple with black stripes sweater, blue jeans and white shoes. The Moreno Valley Police Department is requesting that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Ricardo Nava-Alamo call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700.


MORENO VALLEY – MORENO VALLEY – A 62-year-old Moreno Valley man, afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, drove off in a Honda sedan earlier this month and is still missing, a sheriff’s sergeant said today.

On Jan. 6, relatives of Ricardo Nava-Alamo told sheriff’s deputies he had left his Cottonwood Avenue home in a purple, four-door 1997 Honda Accord. A search that included a helicopter failed to locate Nava-Alamo, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Donovan Brooks said.

Information about Nava-Alamo’s disappearance was not made public until today.

Nava-Alamo is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, and considered to be at risk. He has grey hair, brown eyes and a grey mustache. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing a blue sweater over a V-neck shirt, Brooks said.

Nava-Alamo also wore a black-striped sweater, blue jeans and white shoes, Brooks said.

The Honda sedan Nava-Alamo drove has a dent on the right front fender. Its license plate number is 3TUE345.

Deputies asked anyone with information about Nava-Alamo’s whereabouts to call the sheriff’s Moreno Valley station at (951) 247-8700.

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