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UPDATE: Man reported missing in Tulare County located

Posted at 11:59 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 15:44:17-04

UPDATE (12:40 p.m.) – Pippin’s family says he has been located at a hospital in Merced.

A nurse reportedly saw a news report about the missing man and realized he was one of her patients.

He is reportedly receiving treatment for dehydration and other medical issues.


(11:59 a.m.) – The family of a missing man from Coarsegold believes he may be on the Central Coast.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Billy Pippin, 69, was last seen on Sunday, June 9 in Porterville. He was supposed to be on his way to his home in Coarsegold but never arrived. Friends reported him missing on Monday.

Pippin’s family believes he may have suffered a medical emergency that left him confused and as a result, he may be headed to Atascadero, where he lived for 40 years. They also received a report that he was spotted Wednesday in Bakersfield.

Pippin is described as 5’8″ tall and 220 pounds with a medium build and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, tan shorts, and sandals.

Billy Pippin (Photo courtesy Tulare County Sheriff’s Office)


He drives a black Dodge Ram 1500 single cab pickup with chrome rims and a California license plate number of 52500F2.

Billy Pippin’s truck (Photo courtesy Tulare County Sheriff’s Office)


Anyone with information about Pippin’s whereabouts is urged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at any of the following numbers: (559) 802-9563, (559) 733-6218, (800) 808-0488, or (559) 725-4194 (tip line). Tips can also be e-mailed to