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Two Lancaster seniors remain missing this week


The California Highway Patrol and sheriff’s investigators asked for the public’s help this week to help find an 81-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease last seen in Lancaster on Aug. 7, then again in Northern California a day after he went missing locally.

John Alan Baker was seen at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 leaving the 7300 block of Sandpiper Drive in a 2017 Lincoln MKZ with the California license plate 7YFD932, according to the sheriff’s department.

Baker was then seen Aug. 8 in Piercy in Mendocino County about 200 miles north of San Francisco, the CHP said in a Silver Alert issued Aug. 9 for Los Angeles County and four Northern California counties—Humbolt, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma.

Baker is White, 6’3” inches tall, 190 pounds with blue eyes, gray hair and is missing a front tooth.

He was wearing a button-up shirt and jeans when he was last seen.

Also this week, the Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit sought the public’s help in locating Leonard Edward Allard, an 84-year-old White male, who was last seen at 3 a.m.  Aug. 14 in the 8500 block of West Avenue D in Lancaster.

Allard is described as 6 feet tall, 165 pounds with brown eyes and grey hair. He was last seen driving a 2007 cream colored Ford Edge, license plate CA/26155DP.

Allard reportedly suffers from dementia and requires an oxygen tank.

Anyone with information regarding both Baker’s and Allard’s whereabouts are urged to call the sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at (323) 890-5500 or 911. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.