Authorities Thursday were searching for a missing 79-year-old man last seen in Lakewood.

Gee Chau was last seen about 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Van Nostran Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Chau is Asian, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with short gray hair and brown eyes. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a white-and-gray sweater, black pants, a gold ring and gold necklace.

Anyone with information on Chau’s whereabouts was asked to contact the LASD Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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