Family Asks Help in Finding Missing Retiree

A 64-year-old Rancho Palos Verdes man left his home early Wednesday morning to take his habitual morning stroll through Peck Park in San Pedro and never returned.

The family of Harold Harp has asked for the public's help in finding the retired longshoremen's union clerk, whom they described as a man of habit who never deviated from his regular daily routines.

Harp, a slightly balding man with grayish-brown hair, stands 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with an illustration of a yellow duck on it, and either blue jeans or shorts.

Family members said he had no ailments that might account for his disappearance.

Harp's wife, Cecile, said he left the house at 7 a.m., driving the family's charcoal gray 1983 Chrysler New Yorker, which has license tags reading 1FRL706. The car has not been found.

His usual habit was to park the car in or near Peck Park, walk for about two hours and return home at 9:30 a.m.

Anyone with information about Harp's whereabouts should contact the missing persons bureau of the Sheriff's Department at 974-4341.

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