Elderly Man Missing in Holguín for Over a Week

Friday, June 7, 2024 by Amelia Soto

Elderly Man Missing in Holguín for Over a Week
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An elderly man, identified as Iván Luis López Sera, has been missing in the province of Holguín for over a week, according to his family members. The 76-year-old, affectionately known as "Cañón," left his home without identification more than a week ago, as reported by Facebook user "Jesús Arencibia Lorenzo."

In his post, Arencibia described López Sera as a "light-skinned, short man with vitiligo, who limps on his left leg, has a sunken scar on his left thigh, and a right inguinal hernia." He also provided a contact number, 53390960, for any information regarding the elderly man's whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Nevalis Quintana Fernández, a close friend of López Sera, mentioned that he was a beloved participant of the Tertulias de la Tecla Ocurrente from Juventud Rebelde. Fernández described him as a "witty, jovial, and down-to-earth wanderer with a huge heart who, in recent times, has suffered from the wear and tear and illnesses of his 76 years," in an emotional Facebook post.

He added that "Cañón" always carried a "wooden suitcase filled with magical illusions" and emphasized that family and friends are desperately searching for him.

Reports of missing persons in Cuba have been on the rise in recent years due to increasing violence, the shortage of medications for patients with mental disorders, and emigration, which has left hundreds of elderly individuals alone on the island.

Key Questions About Missing Persons in Cuba

With the growing concern over missing persons in Cuba, here are some frequently asked questions to help understand the situation better.

What are the main reasons for the increase in missing persons in Cuba?

The rise in missing persons is attributed to increasing violence, a shortage of medications for mental health patients, and emigration that leaves elderly individuals alone.

How can someone report a missing person in Cuba?

To report a missing person, individuals can contact local authorities or share information on social media platforms, providing detailed descriptions and contact information.

What should be included in a missing person's description?

A missing person's description should include physical characteristics, last known whereabouts, any distinguishing marks, and contact information for tips.

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