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Police seek critical missing man who ‘may be in the Palm Springs area’


The Murrieta Police Department is seeking the public's help finding a missing man who "may be in the Palm Springs area," according to an MPD Facebook post.

83-year-old Joseph Chochrek was last seen at his Murrieta home on Monday. He is described as a 5'11" male who weighs 185 pounds.

Chochrek is believed to be in his light green 2007 Mercury Montego, California license plate #6BSS644 . The vehicle reportedly has stickers on its rear window.

Anyone with information pertaining to Chochrek's whereabouts is urged to contact the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch line at 951-696-3615 or Detective Jason Calvert at 951-461-6359.

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