A Silver Alert was issued Thursday on behalf of a missing 77-year-old man diagnosed with dementia who was last seen in Compton.

Theodore Voorhees was last seen at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the 1100 block of East Elm Street, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued a Silver Alert on behalf of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Theodore is Black, 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 200 pounds, has brown eyes, is bald and has gray facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweatpants and a gold necklace.

Voorhees takes blood thinner medication

Anyone with information about Voorhees or knows of his whereabouts was asked to call 911.

The Silver Alert program was established by the CHP to issue and coordinate alerts involving the unexplained or suspicious disappearance of elderly, developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired individuals.

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