Police seek 'at risk' man who requires medication

49-year-old walked out of Castro Valley mental health center Friday

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's

assistance in locating a missing 49-year-old man with paranoid schizophrenia and cerebral palsy.

Manuel Estrada, who also has mild mental retardation, was last

seen at about 3 p.m. Friday when he left on foot from the Redwood Place Mental Health Rehabilitation Center at 18949 Redwood Road in Castro Valley, according to the sheriff's office. Estrada, who last took his seizure medication at 8 a.m. that day, was scheduled to take it again Friday afternoon.

He is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 6 inches and about 200

pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and sandals.

Anyone who sees Estrada is asked to ascertain his welfare and

return him to the health center, or call the sheriff's office at (510)



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