Authorities issued a Silver Alert Wednesday for a 73-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing in Whittier.

Salvador Gallardo Barraza was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sorensen Library at 6934 Broadway, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the Silver Alert on behalf of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Barraza is Hispanic, 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs 155 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts was urged 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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