UPDATE: On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at approximately 9:30 P.M., missing person Samuel Louis GONZALES was located in Portland, OR. The Redding Police Department was informed by the Portland Police Bureau that GONZALES was located at Emanuel Hospital. GONZALES was not injured and had no recollection how he arrived in Oregon. He provided minimal information to hospital staff.
GONZALES’ family was contacted and advised. The investigation concerning the whereabouts of Samuel Louis GONZALES will be closed. The Redding Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case.
The Redding Police Department is requesting the public’s help with locating an at risk missing person. Samuel Louis GONZALES, 54 years, suffers from dementia and was last seen at his residence Tuesday evening around 9:00 P.M. The Redding Police Department was notified Wednesday morning at about 1:45 A.M., and began assisting with the search. GONZALES is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5’09” tall, 180 pounds, bald with brown eyes. He was last known to be wearing a black and white flannel shirt. Call SHASCOM at 245-6540 with any information.