Elderly man missing for days

The family of an 84-year-old Glendale man with a prosthetic leg and an array of medical issues who went missing more than a week ago appealed to the public on Wednesday for help in tracking him down.

A social worker last saw Euscady Torres on June 4 after he lost his keys and needed help entering his home in the 500 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard, said his son, Bob Torres.

The next day, Euscady Torres missed an appointment with a case manager, prompting a number of calls and a visit to his home, where he was discovered missing, Bob Torres said.

His father, who also suffers from memory loss and requires medication for diabetes and heart problems, apparently left his home empty-handed.

“Everyone is perplexed on where he would have gone,” Bob Torres said.

Euscady Torres, who has lived in Glendale for roughly 44 years, has never disappeared without telling anyone, his son said.

He doesn't drive and walks with a cane due to his prosthetic left leg, and can only walk about 200 feet before tiring out.

After searching Euscady Torres' home, police ruled out foul play, his son said.

He may have been depressed due to recently separating with his wife, but his son said he appeared to be “managing it well.”

“Without taking medication, he is going to start to experience some major, serious issues,” Bob Torres said.

Euscady Torres' case manager at the Adult Recreation Center, Marco Tejadilla, said Wednesday that he had been trying to get him to visit the facility more often.

“We are all concerned about him,” Tejadilla said.

Euscady Torres was described as 5 feet 1, 100 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with details about his whereabouts is encouraged to call Community Service Officer Kristina Peterson at (818) 548-3987 or (818) 548-4840.

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