Rafael Chavez Gonzalez was born on February 26, 1948 and was reported missing on November 3, 2013. He was last seen on October 22, 2013 in the Nipomo Mesa area.
Chavez Gonzalez was a transient in the Oceano area but regularly visited family to shower and eat a hot meal.
Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team searched for Chavez Gonzalez in an area from Nipomo to Oceano, concentrating on known transient camping areas and the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way. Detectives also interviewed several people in Oceano who were familiar with Chavez Gonzalez but unable to provide information about his whereabouts.
At the time of his disappearance, Chavez Gonzalez was described as 5'9" tall and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is missing his left arm.
Sheriff's officials said Chavez Gonzalez was known to drink alcohol every day but did not have any known medical conditions.
California Dept. of Justice Missing Person Search