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Mission Viejo Missing Sex Offender Found

UPDATED: The man disappeared over the weekend, and a relative turned him in.

Mission Viejo Missing Sex Offender Found

UPDATE: A relative returned a registered sex offender to a medical facility in Mission Viejo today after sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help in finding him.

Louis Rivas, 48, was reported missing after being last seen Saturday about 4:15 p.m. at the medical building, Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.

It was unclear who reported Rivas missing. A relative returned Rivas to the facility today, Amormino said.

Rivas is considered a "low-level" sex offender, meaning authorities were not required by law to alert the community, but they did anyway, Amormino said.

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A registered sex offender from Mission Viejo disappeared Saturday around 4:15 p.m., and authorities have asked for the public's help in finding him.

Louis Rivas, 48, may need medication and may be disoriented when found, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

He may be heading toward the area of Towner and Edinger in Santa Ana, according to the OCSD.

Anyone who spots Rivas is asked to contact the OCSD at (714) 628-7170.

— City News Service contributed to this report.

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