SDPD confirms missing 85-year-old man not individual seen in recent surveillance footage

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 6/23/2017 — The San Diego Police Department announced Friday that surveillance video they initially believed showed footage of missing 85-year-old Tai Heng Sun, was actually footage of someone else.

The video showed an individual being dropped off on the 11000 Block of Legacy Canyon Place on Saturday, June 17 at about 3:00 p.m. The individual was dropped off by a person driving a 2012-2014 beige Ford Taurus. The Taurus then left the area.

With the help of community members, SDPD was able to identify the person in the video and determine the individual was not Tai Heng Sun.

SDPD continues to follow-up on any information regarding Mr. Sun’s whereabouts and the public is encouraged to call 619-531-2000 with any information that could lead to locating Mr. Sun. 

There is no evidence of foul play related to Mr. Sun’s disappearance.  

6/21/2017 — In an effort to help find Tai Heng Sun, an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who has been missing for nearly a week, volunteer drone enthusiasts lent their services Wednesday to help locate the missing man.

Drone operators scanned open areas around the home of Sun, who disappeared last Thursday, according to the Scripps Ranch Civic Association.

A surveillance camera captured images of Sun walking to the east on Stonebridge Parkway about 8:30 that morning. He was wearing black pants, a blue long-sleeved shirt, white shoes and a blue baseball hat, and was carrying a white jacket.

Relatives of the Maple Grove Lane resident told authorities he had been depressed recently and had expressed suicidal thoughts. He does not drive or have access to other transportation, and knows no one in his neighborhood outside of his family, they said.

Sun is described as a 5-foot-6-inch, roughly 140-pound Asian with gray hair and brown eyes. He speaks very little English, according to San Diego police.

Anyone who might be able to help locate Sun was asked to call SDPD communications at (619) 531-2000.

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