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UPDATE: Missing Arroyo Grande man found safe

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 15:15:17-05

UPDATE (12:13 p.m., Jan. 4, 2021) - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office reports that Andrew Romero, who was reported missing on January 3, was safely located by the Ventura Police Department.

(Jan. 3, 2021) - San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing man considered to be at risk Sunday.

According to a news release from the sheriff's office, on Sunday morning officials received a report of a 23-year-old missing person out of rural Arroyo Grande named Andrew Daniel Romero.

Authorities describe Romero as a Hispanic adult man who may be having a mental health crisis.

Deputies said Romero was last seen at about 4 p.m. Saturday wearing gray sweatpants and a light blue hoodie. Romero did not have his phone, wallet or shoes on him.

Romero was last seen driving a black, four-door 2009 Ford Focus with the license plate 6GDP283 and having faded paint and visible bodywork on the rear bumper, according to deputies.

He may have been traveling to a beach in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Monterey County, according to reports.

Officials said Romero stood at 5'3" tall, 150 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

If anyone has information on Romero's whereabouts, contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office at (805) 781-4550.