Belmont community searches for one of its own

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Even if they’ve never met Paul Patrick Farmer, members of the Belmont community are doing all they can to find him.

The search continues today for Farmer, 84, who has dementia and hasn’t been seen since he walked away from his Belmont home on Monday, Aug. 26.

Police said he left his home in the 1600 block of Molitor Road at about 5:30 p.m. without a cellphone or money. His wife, Emma, reported him missing at 8:40 p.m. that night. Police learned through community tips and video surveillance that he walked north on Sunnyslope Avenue at 5:44 p.m. that night, and was somewhere near the area of De Anza Boulevard and Highway 92 at about 7:50 p.m.

Farmer remains missing despite a search that has included trained search dogs and air units, police said. Volunteers from the community have launched a wide-reaching campaign to find him. They have been passing out fliers, and Facebook and GoFundMe accounts have been set up related to the search effort. On Monday, volunteers held a vigil at Carlmont Shopping Center in Belmont to raise awareness.

Diana Salinas, a Belmont resident helping in the search, told KRON4 News that community members “are really, really worried for him. We just want to bring him home.” She said she doesn’t know Farmer, but want to help “because we love this community.”

Farmer was described as a white male, 5′ 11″ tall, weighing 140 lbs., with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red hat, prescription glasses, an unknown jacket or shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Any new tips or information can be shared with the Belmont Police Non Emergency line at (650) 595-7400.