by Photo courtesy of Laura Cornish

(Loren Hobrock at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Courtesy of Lauren Cornish.) 


A man with developmental disabilities has been missing for nearly a week, and the Chula Vista Police, alongside his family, ask for the public’s help in locating his whereabouts. 

Loren Hobrock is a 51-year-old man and resident of Chula Vista with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder that results in a number of physical, mental, and behavioral problems, according to his sister and conservator Laura Cornish. 

Chula Vista Police said he was last seen near C Street and Broadway on Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. Police categorized Hobrock as at-risk due to his developmental disability, which requires regular medication. 

“He has a severe eating disorder, which is part of the syndrome,” Cornish said. "He may be near fast food restaurants, or eat out of a dumpster or trash cans rather than begging, or going in there." 

Hobrock was housed in an Arc of San Diego home before he was reported missing. Family members believe an emotional breakdown caused him to leave the home. 

“He wanted to move out of that home and was very unhappy with some of the changes they were making. He was getting teased by some of the other residents,” Cornish said. “It was like the last straw, so he is not expected to return there.”  

Hobrock was described by police as a white male standing 5 feet, four inches tall, weighing 200 lbs, with green eyes and grey hair. He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt with white stripes, red suspenders, black Nike basketball shorts, white and black crew socks, grey and white sneakers with neon orange laces, black glasses, and a Laker’s hat. 

Police say he does not have his wallet or cell phone. 

Cornish and her sister, who are co-conservatives for Hobrock, have been putting-up flyers and communicating with police daily, and sometimes several times a day, she said. They have searched homeless shelters and hospitals in the pursuit of finding Hobrock. 

“I don't know what his plan is. He could make any kind of plan, like walk to mom’s house in L.A.,” Cornish said. “He can endure a lot and has a high pain tolerance. He usually does not seek medical help until he is really bad.” 

Cornish dedicated the following message to Loren Hobrock: 
“Lauren, your sisters are worried about you. We want to help you. We don't want you to be afraid. We want to find a place where you can be happy."   

Anyone with information was asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department’s non-emergency line at (619) 691-5151. 

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