Vernon Erno was born on December 2, 1921. He was last seen in San Luis Obispo on December 28, 2003.
Erno, who was suffering from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease, was visiting family in the area and was in San Luis Obispo with his son to play golf. When they stopped for a cup of coffee in the area of Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road, Erno went to use the restroom and then wandered off. His son tried to find him but was unsuccessful, and search efforts by local law enforcement turned up no results.
At the time of his disappearance, Erno was described as 5'7" tall and 135 pounds with gray hair. He was wearing a green hat, blue parka, black gloves, and green or tan slipper-type shoes.
California Dept. of Justice Missing Person Search