A 63-year-old man with dementia who went missing this week from Lake Elsinore may be in Hemet or the San Jacinto Valley, authorities said Wednesday.
Craig Staneart went missing Feb. 7 from his home on Maes Avenue in Lake Elsinore.
Law enforcement was contacted early the next morning by the family after they searched for him through the night.
Police officials believe he could be in the Hemet or San Jacinto area and city officials asked residents to keep an eye out for him.
The last time his family saw him, Staneart was wearing blue jeans, a denim jacket and a red shirt.
He is white, has brown hair and blue eyes and stands 6 feet 3; he weighs about 220 pounds.
He could be much thinner by now and also may have a beard and sunken cheeks.
Staneart also may have a limp, officials said.
According to a previous article in he prefers sweets and likes chocolate milk, orange soda and candy bars.
He also wore a medicated patch on his back to keep his mood elevated.
He is a chatty man, but he becomes anxious in crowds and will likely avoid them, his daughter Sarah Nesvold said.
“He will talk your ear off,” she told Lake Elsinore Patch.
Dara Carrescia is also the Stanearts’ daughter. She described her dad as a fit man who is able to weather harsh conditions.
“He’s a survivalist,” she said.
The City Council encouraged anyone with any information to call law enforcement authorities or family members at 951-534-2829 or 951-674-3202.
-- Toni McAllister contributed to this report.