Updated May 7, 2016: The search for USN Veteran Hector Dickens has ended. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has reported: “On Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 10:17 a.m., 92-year-old Hector Dickens was located in the area of Burk Street and Sorensen Avenue in the city of Pico Rivera. Mr. Dickens was found near his vehicle. He was in good health and was reunited with his family. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Person’s Unit would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in Mr. Dicken’s safe return.” Thank you everyone for helping to bring Mr. Dickens home safe!
Hector Raymond Dickens is a U.S. Navy World War II Veteran who was last seen May 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Brea, California area. On May 4, 2016 at around 11:45 a.m., the truck that Hector Dickens may have been driving, a 2015 Silver Toyota pick-up truck with California License plate 88882T1, was seen in the City of Claremont, California when caught on automatic license plate reader cameras. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, Hector Dickens is currently on medication and his family is very concerned and is also asking for the public’s assistance. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office currently lists Hector Dickens as an “At Risk” adult.
Hector Dickens is 92 years old as of the date he was last seen in May 2016. Hector Dickens is described as a hispanic male standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Hector Dickens has hazel eyes and wears prescription glasses. He also has short gray hair which is combed back and a mustache (as seen in photo below) Hector Dickens was last seen wearing a blue and white “USS Ronald Reagan” hat, a white t-shirt, gray sweatpants and gray shoes.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Hector Dickens, contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Person’s unit at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org/ File: 016-06274-0493-400 NIC: M703198967 FCN 23221612700280