Update May 19: Smith has been found safe in San Ysidro.
May 18, 2013 (Lemon Grove) -- The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing person at risk. James Edward Smith of Lemon Grove is on medication for dementia and is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Smith, 66, was last seen driving his 2006 Silver Chrysler 300 four-door sedan with CA license plate 5XLV296.
Smith is described by authorioties as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 207 pounds, bald, with brown eyes and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a tan and brown jacket, baggy blue jeans, and a tan baseball cap.
He was last seen leaving Willy's Electronics on Mercury Street in San Diego on May 16 at 02:55 p.m., alone in his vehicle. He may have been heading to Harbor Freight supply in Chula Vista. He never arrived at the supply store, and never arrived home in the 1800 block of El Prado Ave, Lemon Grove.
His family and friends do not know where he may have gone and fears for his safety. Smith has a cellular phone, but he has not answered repeated calls.
Please call the Sheriff's Communications Center at 858-565-5200 if you have any information.
REFER TO: San Diego Sheriff’s Missing Person Case #13124996 SO-161 12/11 LEMON GROVE SHERIFF’S STATION – (3240 Main St., Lemon Grove, 619-337-2000, Fax 619-337-2076)