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Family Seeks Help Finding At-Risk Vista Man Missing Since Aug. 19

Deonicio Sebastian, 67, was last seen on Aug. 19 leaving from his home on W. Indian Rock Road in Vista.

The family of a 67-year-old man missing from his Vista home is spent Wednesday afternoon posting flyers with picture of the missing loved one in hopes they can find him and bring him home.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Deputies say Deonicio Sebastian left his home on W. Indian Rock Road on foot at around 8 a.m. Aug. 19 and left his wallet and cell phone behind. He hasn’t had contact with his family since, according to the SDSO.

Sebastian is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was a receding hairline and a dark brown complexion. He walks with a slight limp and can’t read or write. The SDSO said Sebastian suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and relies on a pacemaker.

His family posted flyers along city streets Monday.

"If anybody knows anything just give us a call, it is important to us because we have not heard anything," Sebastian's grandaughter Mary Venegas said.

Sebastian often walks and rides the bus or train to get to appointments or do errands. He often takes the bus to Oceanside to go to Walmart, and frequently walks from his home to the Arango Green Growers nursery at 2266 Bautista Ave. to work.

Anyone who sees Sebastian can call the SDSO at (858) 565-5200 or Detective John Cannon at (760) 940-4906 ( and refer to Missing Person’s Case #19142705.

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