Santa Cruz County

Missing at-risk person in Santa Cruz

Staff says the man left mental health facility

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help to find Francisco Lopez. 

Lopez was last seen on Thursday August 14th at the 7th Avenue Center, a mental health facility, where he is a resident

Lopez was reported missing by staff who says he has medical issues that puts him at risk if not treated.

The 24-year-old has relatives in San Jose and investigators say he may return there. Lopez is described as a Hispanic male, 130 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a hooded flannel jacket and khaki pants.

The Sheriff's Office encourages residents to be on the lookout for Lopez and immediately call sheriff's dispatch at (831) 471-1121 if he is seen or if they have any additional information regarding his whereabouts.

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