Mentally Impaired Man Missing

Camilo Almaraz was last seen June 8 at 2 p.m. when he walked away from his home to go to the store in the area of Winchester Road and Nicolas Road.


Sheriff's deputies Sunday sought a mentally disabled man who left his Temecula home Friday afternoon and has not been seen since.

Camilo Almaraz was last seen June 8 at 2 p.m. when he walked away from his home to go to the store in the area of Winchester Road and Nicolas Road.

He also goes by the names Charmilito or Pancho Vagansiaz, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Jon Wade.

When he left for the store from his home in the 44600 block of Arbor Lane, Almaraz did not have a vehicle, cell phone or medication with him, though he did have a small amount of money, the sergeant said.

Family members believe he also had some identification with him, Wade said, adding that Almaraz sometimes may not be aware of his surroundings.

He is 5 feet 4 and 200 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes, the sergeant said.

He was last seen wearing a tan shirt, black "Docker" style pants, black dress shoes and was carrying a black jacket, Wade said.

He has a tatoo of a cross on his right calf and a scar reading C.A. from a removed tatoo on his right hand near his thumb, the sergeant said.

Anyone with information on the man's whereabouts is asked to call sheriff's Temecula-based investigators at 951-696-3000.

Susimom June 11, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Totally agree Cynthia! He can do whatever he wants! Poor guy, I hope he's found safe :(
Linda Armijo Cervantes June 11, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Aw, poor guy ~ I hope and pray he's found safe. Totally agree with Cynthia, tatoo'd or not, his safety is my concern.
Kevin - Wildomar CA June 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Of course he can have tattoos. Relax lol. I'm just wondering if he had an event in his life that led to, or caused brain damage (after the tattoos), or if he is mentally impaired from birth. Tattoos are often a very deeply thought out and personal decision to have one. Mentally impaired individuals have enough stress and frustration as it is. But like you all have said, and I agree, he certainly has the right to ink. More important, some time has passed and no word whether he was found. Very scary, especially since he is also prone to seizures (from other news sources). I will keep an eye out and I as well wish him a safe return.
Anthony June 11, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Just another statistic!
Kevin - Wildomar CA June 12, 2012 at 09:47 PM
He has now been found and is home with his family. This is heart warming.


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