A Deputy Explorer in a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department cruiser. Courtesy LASD

A search was underway for a 71-year-old diabetic who went missing from Pico Rivera.

Benito Anaya was last seen at 7 p.m. Thursday in the 9300 block of Mines Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

He has a possible destination of Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue, sheriff’s officials said.

Anaya was described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a black baseball hat, dark jacket and dark jeans.

There is concern for Anaya’s well-being since he depends upon medication, sheriff’s officials said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff’s Missing Persons Detail at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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