Authorities Monday were searching for a missing 24-year-old man who suffers from schizophrenia and was last seen in Palmdale.

Sergio Gutierrez-Salazar was last seen at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 38300 block of 6th Street East, near Palmdale City Hall, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.

Gutierrez-Salazar is Hispanic, 5-feet-6 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a scar above his right eye.

Anyone with information on his 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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