by Photo courtesy of the Chula Vista Police Department

A non-ambulatory man with dementia was reported missing from a senior assisted living facility in Chula Vista and the police asked for the public’s help.

Christopher Dawsknowles, 79, was last seen on July 2 being wheeled away by 32-year-old Thomas Pina Gonzalez in the 100 Block of Third Avenue, Chula Vista. According to police, their destination was unknown and the wheelchair was left behind. 

Dawsknowles is described as a white male with green eyes and grey, shoulder-length hair that is 5’11 and weighs 152 lbs. He was last seen wearing a green hospital gown.

According to police, Dawsknowles is unable to physically move around on his own with or without a wheelchair and is considered at risk due to dementia and medication requirements. 

Authorities have been unable to locate or contact Thomas Pina Gonzalez. 

Those with any information on Dawsknowles’ whereabouts are asked to contact the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151. Those who would like to remain anonymous may contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or submit a tip via P3tips (online or mobile application) 


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