UPDATE: ALERT: Missing Person in Pleasant Hill

July 22, 2014 19:55 pm · 20 comments

Law enforcement officers are currently searching for a missing person believed to be near Pleasant Hill Road in Pleasant Hill.

The individual is Duane Quiatt, a white male, 83 years of age, six feet tall and slender, with grey hair and brown eyes. He is wearing beige pants and a beige sweater.

He is believed to be disoriented.

If you believe you have seen this person or have any information regarding this person, please call the Contra Costa County Sheriff”s Office immediately at 925-646-2441.

UPDATE, 8:30pm: We’re hearing he was located.

Picture? July 22, 2014 at 8:11 PM

A picture would be helpful for people thst may have seen him but don’t realize it

More specific? July 22, 2014 at 8:13 PM

P-hill road stretches from Martinez to Lafayette.

Randy July 22, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Contra Costa County Search and Rescue are saying they found somebody matching this description: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Contra-Costa-Search-and-Rescue-Team/118470371513365?

WCMommy July 22, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Is this the same guy they sent the helicopters out for today in Walnut Creek? My Husband works in Walnut Creek and said they had helicopters out and were announcing to business owners from their p.a systems to be on the look out for an elderly man with dementia. Glad they care so much for the elderly but if he was from Pleasant Hill why was so much money spent on copters in WC?

PH Gal July 22, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Let’s hope this explains why 5 PH police cars just went flying down our street at about 9:10..

Ann July 22, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Coming down Taylor blvd between geary and withers around 8:30 saw sheriffs and coroner’s truck parked by road. Looked like another official truck in bushes off road. Is this related to the missing gentleman? I hope not.

MeCrazyWoman July 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Very happy to hear that he was found safe

VikingPrincess July 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Please keep us updated. If he needs meds or insulin it could be a life or death situation.

HeresJohnny July 23, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Pleasant hill doesn’t have 5 cop cars

EEast bay regional parks and SAR volunteers were looking for him

He was seen in WC (came from Lafayette) which is why they were looking in that area

@2 July 23, 2014 at 4:40 AM

That’s why the article said, “in Pleasant Hill”.

Glad to hear he was found. Every time I read a story like this, I imagine how frightening it must be to wander around lost, with no idea where you are or how to get back.

LA July 23, 2014 at 4:51 AM

WC Mommy – I work and was in Walnut Creek as well – the helicopters (pretty sure WC doesn’t have their own) and most of the vehicles were from the sheriffs department. There may have been a potential sighting in WC. I for one am happy that he was searched for and found. I have no problem with my tax dollars going towards efforts like that!

LA July 23, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Kudos as well to the Contra Costa Search and Rescue team!!

WC Resident July 23, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Did somebody really ask why money was spent on helicopters over WC if the person was from PH? As if its not our problem and why are we involved for those people? Do you actually think it was a WC helicopter, used by and paid for by WC residents? In our area the sheriff’s dept operates the choppers which is a county funded program.

Shasta Daisy July 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

I love happy endings.

VikingPrincess July 23, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I second that statement.

WCMommy July 23, 2014 at 9:26 AM

@LA…I dont really have a problem spending the money on things like this either 🙂 I was just surprised. I used to work in a care facility in Napa county where one side was assisted living and the other was apartments for the elderly. Every other week someone would walk away from the facility and hardly anyone made a fuss. Just a few of us workers would be go out looking for them. We notified police of course but they never really did any of the searching. Im happy to see Contra Costa take such an approach to look out for the elderly. Was just surprised how much money they throw at it.

Silva July 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Great news!

@WCMOMMY July 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Wow…insensitive and selfish…if it was your loved one they were looking for would you have complained about the search team putting a helo in the air? And are you that out of touch with reality and the way things work? If so, maybe you should continue to bury your head in the sand at the issues that come up in life. Because when someone AT RISK is lost, a full court press is put on to find them- so get over yourself. And FYI, you obviously do not live in walnut creek or you would know that the city does not fund it’s own personal helicopter. Are you kidding? Chances are that bird in the sky belonged to the Sheriff’s Office, CHP, or East Bay Parks Police. And many other agencies throughout the area that have a helo could have been asked to help – it is called MUTUAL AID. All emergency services agencies have policy in mutual aid and provide it to each other in times of need. No agency abides by an asinine rule you would suggest of only looking for a missing person in a 4 block radius of their address, or only in the city they live in, or whatever incomprehensible suggestion you were trying to make about a helicopter in WC airspace. Say what????????

Enfield303 July 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM

That is good news. Did he wander off from a facility? Shouldn’t someone be watching these people that can’t care for themselves?

VikingPrincess July 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Psst wcmommy- I think I know what facility you are talking about. Just know, Napa is another world – terrible comparison 😉 . It is also not the only town that does that before considering a 911 call for searching.

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