Edwin Caldwell: Elderly Man With Alzheimer's Missing in San Francisco (Update)

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Edwin Caldwell
Update Feb. 11: Good news: Caldwell was found in San Jose. He's back home, safe and sound, according to police.

Original Story: San Francisco police need your help finding Edwin Caldwell, an 81-year-old man who has been missing after he walked out of his care facility earlier today.

Officer Gordon Shyy says Caldwell walked away from the facility, located on the 1600 block of 19th Avenue, at about 10:30 a.m. Police say Caldwell has Alzheimer's and might be trying to find his way back to Ross, California.

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Valerie Gates: Patient Goes Missing After Walking Out of San Francisco General Hospital (Update)

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Valerie Gates
Update 11:45 a.m.: Good news: Valerie Gates was located about an hour ago and is safe. According to Officer Albie Esparza, sheriff's deputies located Gates at 16th and Potrero at about 10:40 a.m. She is now back at the hospital being treated.


Original Story 7 a.m.:
San Francisco police need your help locating 34-year-old Valerie Gates, who reportedly walked out of San Francisco General Hospital last night while being treated for a recent injury.

Officer Albie Esparza says Gates was had been at the hospital after a recent surgery on her neck. She is considered at-risk because she still needs vital post-op medications, authorities say.


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Bradley Bennett: Cops Looking for Missing USF Student

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Bradley Bennett
San Francisco police are looking for Bradley Bennett, a 32-year-old University of San Francisco student who has been missing since Jan. 3.

Officer Albie Esparza says Bennett was spotted in Fresno on Jan. 8 -- five days after he last had contact with someone. He was reportedly seen again on Jan. 13 in Bear Valley, Ca. He was last seen wearing dirty clothing and may appear to be homeless.

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Nancy Bakir: Family Searching for Missing High School Student

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South San Francisco police are searching for Nancy Bakir, a 15-year-old high school student who disappeared from El Camino High School campus on Friday.

According to the missing persons poster, Bakir was last seen at her lunch break on Jan. 10, 2014. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Bakir is described as a 5-foot-5 female with hazel eyes and brown hair. She has fair skin and weighs between 130 and 140 pounds

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Luke Arduini: Yahoo Programmer Goes Missing After Partying in S.F. on New Year's Eve

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Luke Arduini at his New Year's Eve party
Oakland police are trying to find 28-year-old Luke Arduini who mysteriously disappeared after spending New Year's in San Francisco.

According to press reports, Arduini, a Yahoo programmer, posted photos of his night online right before hopping an Uber car to his apartment in Oakland.

That was the last time anyone has heard from Arduini.

Police have said there's evidence he did make it home, although where he went afterward is a mystery.

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Lynne Spalding: Cause of Death Revealed

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Facing criticism from the family of Lynne Spalding, the 57 year-old woman whose body was found in a stairwell at SF General Hospital, the city medical examiner released its preliminary cause of death today -- although only a few people got to see it.

According to local news station KTVU, Spalding died of "probable electrolyte imbalance with delirium (Clinical Sepsis) while in stairwell. Due to complications of ethanolism (Clinical history)." She disappeared from her hospital room two days after receiving surgery for a urinary tract infection, and was found dead three weeks later.

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Jenna Blue: Have You Seen This Missing Woman?

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Friends and family are looking for Jenna Blue, a 41-year-old transgender woman who went missing in San Francisco in September and was officially classified as a missing person this week.

According to a flyer, Blue has not been seen since September, and her last known residence was the Plaza Apartments at 988 Howard St. She is known to frequent the SOMA neighborhood.

Per the Facebook page dedicated to finding Blue:

She has many friends who are extremely worried about her welfare. We urge you to help if you have ANY information about Jenna's whereabouts or activities since September
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Vigil Planned for Men Missing in San Francisco

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Later this week, take a few moments out of your busy holiday party schedule to remember these faces above and continue the search for those who are still missing in San Francisco.

On Thursday, families and loved ones will gather on the steps of City Hall for a candlelight vigil, to refocus efforts on finding these men, some who have been missing for several years.

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Lynne Spalding: Witness Who Saw Body in Stairwell Comes Forward

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A witness who saw Lynne Spalding's body on the stairs days before authorities discovered it has come forward, according to a hospital news bulletin posted late this afternoon. The man, whom hospital spokespeople say is a UC San Francisco researcher, sought San Francisco police after seeing fliers released in late October attempting to track him down. Police interviewed him last week.

The witness saw and reported a figure in the locked stairwell four days before the corpse was found by a building engineer on Oct. 8. That worker told a supervisor, who then checked the stairwell -- but claimed he saw nothing.


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Carly Gutierrez: San Diego Woman Disappears During Trip to San Francisco (Update)

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Update 8 p.m. Great news: Carly has been located, and is safe according to her friend.

Original story 9:22 a.m.: Loved ones are anxiously searching the Bay Area for 33-year-old Carly Gutierrez, a San Diego massage therapist who went missing during a trip to the Bay Area.

According to her friend, Valerie Tuffy, Gutierrez drove up to the Bay Area last Friday for the weekend. Her truck broke down "near a train station" on Saturday and the following day she called Tuffy asking to stay at her place in San Mateo for the night.

"When I last spoke to her at 8:34pm, she said she was on her way to Bart and I asked her to call me as soon as she got to the Millbrae station," Tuffy told us.

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