Pueblo man with Alzheimer’s found dead days after he was reported missing

Daniel Otero
Daniel Otero(Pueblo Police Department)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 6:58 AM MDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 8:21 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) -

UPDATE (7/21): A missing persons case ended sadly in Pueblo Wednesday.

Five days after he was reported missing, 81-year-old Daniel Otero was found dead in a ravine south of his senior living center. Otero suffers from Alzheimer’s and had last been seen walking away from his senior living center early in the morning of July 17.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Otero’s family. We thank all those who attempted to locate Mr. Otero,” police said.

No cause of death has been released.


PREVIOUS (7/18): Pueblo police are calling on the public to keep their eyes out for a missing elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Daniel Otero, 81, walked away from his senior living center early Saturday morning and was last seen in the 1500 block of Primrose Lane on the north side of the city. He was last known to be wearing checkered blue pants and using a black walker. A tag is attached to the walker with Otero’s name, address and phone number.

Otero is described as a Hispanic male with gray hair and brown eyes. He weighs 145 pounds and is about 5-foot-7.

Anyone who believes they have seen him is urged to call the Pueblo Police Department at 719-553-2502.

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