Family: Man With Alzheimer’s Missing After Early Release From Jail

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UPDATE: Farrell was found at Union Station in downtown L.A. on Wednesday morning. Details here.


Family members are frantically searching for Mike Farrell, a 75-year-old Frazier Park resident who was released early Tuesday morning from the L.A. County Jail and may not be competent to find his way home.


Michael Farrell was released early from L.A. County jail and is missing. (Courtesy of Farrell family.)

Farrell was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, but his attorney said results of an alcohol test were negative and his family said he may have suffered a seizure. “Mike is…an epileptic and appears to be in early Alzheimer’s,” said Maureen Doherty, the missing man’s sister.

Doherty said she and her brother, Tim Farrell, checked with jail authorities before midnight Monday, explained Mike Farrell’s physical condition, and were assured he would not be released for several more hours.

But when Tim went to the jail before 6 a.m. today to get his brother, he was told he had been released just after midnight, despite assurances to the contrary.

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