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Missing Person
updated: Nov 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

Source: San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: Type of Incident: Missing person, Harold Slagle, update.
Date and Time of Incident: November 23, 2012, 1800 hours
Place of Occurrence: Nipomo, California
Victim Information: Harold Slagle, 81 year old male.
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: Harold Slagle, a previously reported missing person, has been located and reunited with his family. He was located in the Malibu area with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office and the keen observations of a passerby. No further information.


Original Report-

Type of Incident: Missing Person

Date and Time of Incident: November 22, 2012, at 07:45 hours

Place of Occurrence: Nipomo, California

Victim Information: Harold Slagle, 81 years old, Nipomo

Suspect Information: NA

Details of News Release: On 11-22-2012 at around 07:45 hours the Sheriff's Dispatch received a call for service for a missing person, Harold Slagle. Deputies responded to Nipomo and began searching for Harold Slagle. While on scene Harold's wife told Deputies that he had been diagnosed with early onset dementia. She told Deputies Harold had taken his suitcase, got into his 1998 red colored Dodge Dakota (Ca. license # 5W24074) and drove away. His wife explained that Harold and she had recently moved from West Covina, California, and were temporarily residing in Nipomo, California while their home was being built in Paso Robles, California. A check of Harold's credit card showed that he had used it twice in Santa Barbara County on 11-22-2012 after he left Nipomo. Harold also used his credit card on 11-23-2012 at approximately 12:44 hours in san Gabriel, California. Harold Slagle is a Caucasian, 5'10", 145 pounds, white hair, brown eyes and has a moustache. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and is travelling in the Dodge Dakota.

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 COMMENT 346304P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-23 09:27 PM

Oh, this is so sad. He's so vulnerable. I hope they can make contact with the places he used his card, and track him down. I think we will see lots more of these stories, sadly, because of how long people are living and the currents generations' attachment to and identification with cars as a means of escape and freedom.


 COMMENT 346403P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-24 02:47 PM

Great happy ending! 81 seems a little too old for early onset dementia, but if I had a family member with senile dementia, Alzheimer's or other, I'd be a lot more comfortable if they had a GPS locator on them 24/7.


 KATYDID agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-25 08:25 AM

Wonderful news. So happy he was found safe. Special thanks to the Good Samaritan who helped him.


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