Rancho Palos Verdes Man Reported Missing


City News Service


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asked the public on Friday to be on the lookout for a missing 57-year-old Rancho Palos Verdes man with memory impairment and other physical ailments. Yoshiya Watanabe, who was last seen around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his home, suffers from seizures, hypertension and diabetes, according to the department.

Watanabe is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was wearing blue plaid pajama bottoms, a blue T-shirt, a black zippered jacket with “USA” on the chest, and white Nike shoes.

He has a five-inch scar on top of his head and a tracheotomy scar on his neck. He may be driving a dark gray 2004 Mercedes-Benz S-500, license number 5HTX665. Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Missing Person’s Detail at (323) 890-5500.