San Mateo man reported missing from nursing facility

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The San Mateo Police Department is searching for a man who has been missing since Monday night. 

Hector Baez, 68, from Burlingame, was last seen on Monday at 11:45 p.m. when he was discharged from San Mateo Medical Center. 

He left on foot and did not return to his nursing facility in Burlingame. 

Baez is described as a Hispanic man, 5’6, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, pajama pants, and no shoes. 

Baez has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is considered at-risk. He takes medication for his condition, but it is unknown when he last took his medicine. 

Police said Baez has no cell phone, money, or car. 

Anyone who sees Baez or knows where he might be is asked to call SMPD at (650) 522-7700.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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