Chula Vista developmentally disabled
Loren Hobrock. Photo credit: Courtesy, CVPD

Authorities on Thursday asked the public to keep an eye out for a developmentally disabled man who went missing from a South Bay independent-living home.

Loren Hobrock, 51, has been missing since Sunday afternoon when he walked away from a residential facility in the 300 block of Corte Maria Avenue in Chula Vista, according to police.

Hobrock is considered at risk due to medical conditions that require medication, along with a rare genetic disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, that causes him to eat uncontrollably and with little regard for his health, Sgt. Anthony Molina said.

At times, Hobrock has been found eating out of garbage bins, Molina said.

Hobrock is a 5-foot-4-inch, roughly 200-pound white man with gray hair and green eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing black shorts, a striped T-shirt, red suspenders, black prescription glasses and gray-and-white sneakers with bright-orange laces.

Hobrock has used public transportation in the past, including traveling to Los Angeles by train.

Anyone who might be able to help locate Hobrock is asked to call Chula Vista police at 619-691-5151.



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