IRVINE, CA (November 8, 2012): On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, just after 10:00 p.m., the Irvine Police Department received a missing persons report from the family of Chang Ko, a 62-year-old Irvine man.
Ko suffers from Alzheimer’s and other health issues requiring medication. He was last seen on November 7th at 7:30 a.m. at his home in the 400 block of Hayes in Irvine. He was likely wearing a white tank top, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. Family members believe he left his home for a walk sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Ko frequently takes long walks and in the past has been located at the family’s church, Orange Hill Presbyterian, in the City of Orange. He is also known to walk to the Tustin Marketplace.
Family members searched areas Ko frequents prior to making the report last night. Irvine officers continued to search the area throughout the night and are adding resources to the search this morning including blood hounds and helicopter support from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Due to the length of time Ko has been gone and his past history of walking long distances police are seeking the public’s assistance with this search.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7200.
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