82-year-old man goes missing in Porterville, Sheriff says

PORTERVILLE, California - Authorities are asking for help locating a man last seen in Porterville on Thursday. 

Charles Hood, 82, was reported missing by his family and was last seeing around 1:15 p.m.

He was on his way to the Porterville and/or the Tulare DMV, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Hood is described as a being white, 5-foot-3 and 145 pounds.

He was last seeing driving his 2003 silver Chrysler minivan with a California license plate No. 4XSW480. Hood was last seen wearing brown slacks and a white/red polo T-shirt.

Hood has diabetes, and a Silver Alert was issued for him on Friday, authorities said.

Anyone with information should call Detective E. Ramos at 559-733-6218, 800-808-0488, Tip Now Line: 559-725-4194, or by email

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