A 45-year-old Chicago man who was found wandering in a confused state near Hauser Junior High in Riverside on Monday morning has been reunited with his family.
Riverside police received two tips after news of Angel Valle’s disappearance from his home was broadcast on Spanish language television stations in Chicago on Tuesday afternoon.
One tipster told police that she had seen the man in the past walking in the vicinity of 45th Street and Komensky Avenue. Shortly afterward, police got a second tip that was more solid – and included an address and phone number.
Lt. Bill Legg of the Riverside Police Department said that Valle’s elderly mother was “frantic” and hadn’t seen her son since Sunday morning.
“He had walked away before, but had always come back,” said Legg.
Valle, through an interpreter, told police the last thing he remembered was walking in the Mexican Independence Day parade on 26th Street in Chicago on Sunday. He didn’t know how he got to Riverside.
When police picked up Valle in the parking lot of Hauser Junior High at about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, he appeared confused and was carrying no identification. Police stated Valle may have suffered a seizure, which contributed to his confusion and inability to give them information about who he was or where he lived.
Valle on Monday morning was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, where he was kept under observation until he was reunited with his family Tuesday evening.