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Autistic Man Missing in Redondo Beach Found in Beverly Hills

Police was able to identify him by his clothing.

Eric Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Police Department
Eric Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Redondo Beach Police Department

A 56-year-old autistic man from Inglewood, who disappeared May 30 while on a supervised outing at the Fun Factory near the foot of the Redondo Beach pier, is back with his family, authorities said today.

Eric Ferguson was found in Beverly Hills on Monday evening, according to Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Freeman said its unknown how Ferguson traveled to Beverly Hills or how long he had been in the area before he was spotted by a Beverly Hills police officer at La Cienega Park.

The officer was able to identify him by his clothing, including the fact that his name had been written inside his baseball cap. Ferguson was only able to tell the officers that his name was Eric.

— City News Service

Dawn Miller-Fulton June 11, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Good news!
South Bay Resident June 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Poor guy...well at least he was found and brought home. Good police work all around.
Henry Xavier June 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
thanks "patch", for the updates on this...

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