Nov 10, 2013 4:23 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Officers with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team are searching the Nipomo Mesa area for a 65-year-old man who was reported missing November 3rd. Deputies say Rafael Chavez Gonzalez was reportedly last seen October 21st at a family member's home in the 2400 block of Willow Road in the Nipomo Mesa. According to reports, Gonzalez is a known transient. Deputies say he left the property voluntarily, and he may have tried to walk back to the Oceano area. He is described as a Hispanic male, 65 years old, 5'8" tall, weighing about 165 pounds. He has gray hair, blue eyes, brown and gray facial hair, and he is a left arm amputee. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a light blue shirt with dark stripes, a tan Dickies sweatshirt, and dark colored shoes. If you have any information on where Gonzalez is, contact the Sheriff's Office at (805) 781-4550. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling crime Stoppers at (805) 549-7867 or by texting "SLOTIPS" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Tips can also be submitted at the Crime Stoppers Website, SLOTIPS.org.
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