Missing man Rafael Alvarez found at Kino Hospital - Tucson News Now

Missing man found at Kino Hospital

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Rafael E. Alvarez  (Source: Tucson Police) Rafael E. Alvarez (Source: Tucson Police)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

UPDATE:  Rafael Alvarez has been found. 

According to Tucson Police Alvarez was discovered at Kino Hospital by a worker who had spotted the elderly man. 

TPD is en route to the hospital to verify Alvarez's condition.

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Tucson Police are asking for the community's help in locating a missing elderly man.

Rafael E. Alvarez was last seen at 10 p.m. on Father's Day.  He spent the evening with family and had been dropped off at his assisted living facility near the 2900 block of East Milber.  Alvarez had been upset as his daughter dropped him off and got out of her car and walked off in a southern direction toward a nearby desert area. 

According to TPD Alvarez was reported missing at 10:45 p.m. Sunday night.  The area was searched but the 77-year-old was not located.  His family is concerned for his health, Alvarez has Parkinson's disease and suffers from dementia, as well as other medical concerns he needs to take medicine for.  He also has a prosthetic on his right leg.

Alvarez is described as a Hispanic male, 5'6" tall, weighing between 200 and 230 pounds, with salt and pepper colored hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved blue, white and black ‘cowboy style' shirt, a white cowboy hat, black shoes and unknown colored pants.  He also has a moustache. 

He does not have a bank or ATM access cards, but may be carrying cash. Alvarez is also not known to use public transportation, but will ask for help if needed and has been known to hitchhike.

According to family members Alvarez is most familiar with the Midvale Park area, near Valencia Road and the San Xavier Mission area.  He has relatives in Arivaca, Arizona.  He also has family members in Cibuta Sonora, Mexico and may be trying to get back there.

Anyone with information on Alvarez is asked to call 911 as soon as possible.  

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