San Diego Man Still Missing After Leaving Home

Luong Le, 71, was last seen on September 9th.
Luong Le, 71, was last seen on September 9th.San Diego Police Department

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By Marika Price

Luong Le and his wife go nearly everywhere together. But that wasn’t the case on September 9th.

“When he left, he just slowly walked out to the garage without saying goodbye or without saying, ‘I’m going here or going there,’ so my mom just assumed he [had] gone out to the garage,” Vickie Dang told NBC7 last week. “Everywhere he goes, he tells my mom or they go together. “

Luong Le, 71, drove away from the couple’s home in the northeast area of San Diego, California. Le’s wife contacted police when he didn’t return home that afternoon. Family members took to the streets to hang flyers and search on foot, but no clues as to what became of Le have been uncovered.

He reportedly had recently suffered a heart attack that landed him in the hospital, family members told NBC7. To make matters more concerning, his medication and cellphone were left behind.

“We already called, we did everything we could. I don’t know what else we can do,” Dang said.

Police have not said if they do or do not suspect foul play at this time, but they are asking for the public’s help in finding him. According to NBC7, police flew over the area in a helicopter Thursday, but it’s unclear if they found anything that may lead them to Le.

Luong Le is described as Vietnamese, 5’1” tall, weighing 120 pounds with short black and gray hair with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt, tan pants and Adidas sandals. Police said he may be driving a black 2003 Honda Odyssey with the California license plate 5DTL675 and a yellow duck sticker on the rear window.

If you have any information that can help, please call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000.

Rachael Trost contributed.