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Update January 24, 2012:  Richard Hiel has been found, the Sheriff reports today.  

January 23, 2012 (El Cajon)—The San Diego Sheriff seeks public help to locate Richard Hiel, 83, who suffers from early onset dementia and diabetes.  He was last seen driving a red 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck (license CA 6A11090) away from his residence today at 2 p.m. at 2040 Marlinda Way in the unincorporated area of El Cajon.  He was wearing a beige raincoat and uses a cane to walk.

“Hiel gets lost frequently and is confused quite often,” said William Brecheisen with the San Diego Sheriff.

He is white, has gray hair and blue eyes, is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.

If you have information on his whereabouts, call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858)565-5200.


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