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SLO County Sheriff’s Office searches for missing San Luis Obispo man

Richard Korsgaard, 75, was last seen about 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, near his home on the 6000 block of Balm Ridge Way in rural San Luis Obispo County.
Richard Korsgaard, 75, was last seen about 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, near his home on the 6000 block of Balm Ridge Way in rural San Luis Obispo County.

Law enforcement officials are looking for an at-risk man from rural San Luis Obispo who went missing Sunday afternoon.

Richard Korsgaard, 75, was last seen about 2 p.m. near his home on the 6000 block of Balm Ridge Way in San Luis Obispo, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday evening.

Korsgaard was described as a white adult male who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes, according to the news release.

When last seen, Korsgaard was wearing a gray, V-neck sweatshirt with black cuffs, blue jeans and black clog shoes, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office’s search-and-rescue unit is conducting the search, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter.

Anyone who has information about Korsgaard’s whereabouts should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 805-781-4550.

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