Editor’s Note: This story was updated Saturday (Jan. 16, 2016) with additional information. Additions are underlined.
SANATOGA PA – Luis Hernandez, a 72-year-old Hispanic male who lives in Gilbertsville and was last seen Wednesday (Jan. 13, 2016) when he visited Redner’s Market on North Charlotte Street in Lower Pottsgrove, remained classified by township police as a missing person as of Saturday (Jan. 16) at 10:30 a.m.
Officers are asking for public help in locating him.
Hernandez is 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and has gray hair and gray eyes. He was last seen wearing black shoes, blue jeans, a black jacket and a gray hat. He is affected by the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, township Ofc. James McCue reported in a press release issued Friday (Jan. 15).
Volunteers for the Sanatoga, Ringing Hill, and Pottstown fire companies spent a portion of Friday “conducting a woodland search for Mr. Hernandez,” the police department reported on its Facebook page.
The department said it was grateful for the firefighters’ assistance, and called them “our community partners. Know these men and women are all volunteers. They come out at all hours of the day and night to support our mission at the PD, but more importantly to save lives,” it said.
Hernandez was not located during the search and “is still missing. Please spread the word and notify our PD with any information or sightings,” the department added.
Hernandez lives on Brook Run Terrace in Gilbertsville, and was dropped off in front of Redner’s on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. He has not been seen or heard of since then, McCue said.
He has ties to the Union City NJ area, and returned to that area recently, according to McCue. Hernandez is accustomed to using public transportation, and was said to have a wallet and cash on his person, but not a cell phone.
Anyone with information on Hernandez’s location is asked to call the police department at 610-326-1508.
Photo from the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department