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Passerby finds missing El Centro man

Rosendo Haro Villagrana is reunited with his family

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - UPDATE (8:37 A.M.)

Police say 67-year-old Rosendo Haro Villagrana has been found safe and is reunited with his family.

The El Centro Police Department says a passerby found Villagrana early Wednesday morning near Interstate 8 and Silsbee Road. Police say the passerby, Fabian Dominguez, was driving when he saw the man and remembered seeing a post on social media about him missing.

Dominguez took Villagrana to the station, where he was thankfully reunited with family.


The El Centro Police Department (ECPPD) is asking for the public's help locating a missing man who suffers from mental difficulties.

67-year-old Rosendo Haro Villagrana was last seen the area of Fourth and Smoketree. Haro Villagrana suffers from severe memory loss. He has great trouble remembering people’s names, addresses and phone numbers.

Haro Villagrana is about 5'7" and weighs around 180-pounds, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black ball cap, gray shirt, camouflage shorts, short white Nike socks, gray shoes with white soles.

ECPD asks anyone who's seen Haro Villagrana, or has any information on his location, to call (760) 352-2111 and or Detective Hernandez (760) 332-9312.

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