Oceanside Police called in reinforcements Tuesday to intensify the search for a missing man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Robert "Bob" Worden, 79, went missing Saturday evening and Oceanside police are asking for the public's help to locate him.
The former Marine and Korean War veteran was last seen at about 6:30 p.m. at his residence in the 3900 block of North Vista Campana in Oceanside.
A command post was setup Tuesday outside the Oceanside police headquarters as more than 60 people, including members of San Diego and Riverside County search and rescue teams, looked for Worden.
The search teams were spread out over a five-mile radius Tuesday around the 3900 block of North Vista Campana in the Oceana senior community with Worden’s wife and sister in law.
Investigators say they have received two credible reports of sightings in the area and they are asking everyone in the area near the police station to take a few moments to help in the search.
Wodren does not drive, so police presume he walked away from his home.
He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 180 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue button-up shirt, gray pants and brown slippers.
Wodren has a tattoo of a skull and cross bones with the letters “USMC” on his right front forearm.
Alzheimer's is a form of dementia, affecting memory, thinking and behavior. Police say Wodren has a difficult time enunciating words, so communication with him may be a problem.
Anybody with information about Worden's whereabouts is asked to contact Oceanside police Lt. Fred Armijo at (760) 435-4797.