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UPDATE: Man reported missing in Lompoc found safe

Posted at 10:59 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 16:06:29-04

UPDATE (1 p.m.) – Lompoc police say Mr. Martinez has returned home and is safe.


(10:59 a.m.) – Lompoc police are asking for the public to be on the lookout for a missing man with dementia.

Jose Del Refugio Martinez was last seen on Wednesday, May 29.

He is 67-years-old, 5’3″ tall and 140 pounds, with brown eyes and grey hair.

Jose Del Refugio Martinez


Police say he is considered at-risk because of his dementia and other health problems.

He reportedly left his home in a black 2007 Ford Fusion with a California license plate of 6BHM685, similar to the vehicle pictured below.

Anyone with information about Martinez’s whereabouts is urged to call the Lompoc Police Department at (805) 736-2341.