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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Missing San Francisco Man With Down Syndrome Recovered

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 8:15 AM

click to enlarge Chapis Zarate
  • Chapis Zarate
A 31-year-old man with Down Syndrome the San Francisco Police Department yesterday turned to the general public for aid in tracking down has turned up safely.

Details are scarce, but this much we know: Chapis Zarate, a 31-year-old man with the supposed mental capacity of a 10-year-old, went missing yesterday after attending classes at his special school on Market and Kearney. The SFPD put out bulletin seeking information in the late evening yesterday -- and, by midnight, Zarate was located.

At this point in time it is unclear whether Zarate was recovered by a member of the public, the police, or simply turned up where he was supposed to be in the first place.


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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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