East Palo Alto police seeking elderly man who went missing Wednesday


UPDATE: According to East Palo police, Pesa Tupa, an East Palo Alto resident, found Watisoni Taubale Wednesday and took him into his home and cared for him until he could find out where Taubale lived. Taubale returned home Friday morning, according to police.


East Palo Alto police are asking for the public's help in finding an elderly man who went missing Wednesday.

Watisoni Taubale walked out of his home around 10 a.m. Wednesday to go for a walk but did not return. Family members reported him missing about 12 hours later, police said.

The family members said Watisoni frequently goes on long walks around his neighborhood. He suffers from dementia but knows his full name and speaks fluent English, according to police.

Anyone who sees Watisoni is asked to contact East Palo Alto police at 650-853-3160.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by EPAMom
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm

This is what is beautiful about East Palo Alto.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm

This is what I find not beautiful about East Palo Alto - the hesitancy to immediately call the authorities to assist with something like this. From the other reports, it seems the finders didn't call 911 immediately.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

@Hmmm, in Palo Alto the non-emergency 24-hr police number is 650-329-2413.
I think it reaches the same people as 9-1-1, but without the adrenalin.

Does 650-853-3160 do the same thing in EPA?

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