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Published on May 23, 2024
Search Intensifies for At-Risk 77-Year-Old with Alzheimer's Missing in San FranciscoSource: San Francisco Police Department

The search is on for a 77-year-old man with Alzheimer's reported missing in San Francisco, and police are asking for the public's eye to help bring him home. According to a statement released by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), Peter Bausch was last seen on May 21, around 1:00 p.m., when he left the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin Street.

Described as a white male at 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, Bausch has gray hair and brown eyes and, when he disappeared, he donned a green khaki bomber jacket paired with brown jeans and his glasses, the SFPD says Bausch is considered "at-risk" especially because of his condition which affects memory and recognition. Officials note that he is a regular in areas like Lafayette Park and Alta Plaza Park, possibly providing clues to his whereabouts for those familiar with these locales.

To trace Bausch, the SFPD casts a wide net for assistance: anyone who spots the elderly man is urged to contact authorities immediately. "Anyone who locates Mr. Bausch should call 911 and report his current location and physical description," the SFPD's plea emphasized; they also invite tips, which can be directed to the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or through a text to TIP411 with the message starting with SFPD, those who prefer anonymity can rest assured that their identity will be kept confidential.