Rafael Maldonado 43, from Planada has been missing since September 19th of this year. He was reported missing on September 23rd by family members.
Family members are asking the public for any assistance they can provide. If they’ve seen him or know his whereabouts to please contact the Merced Sheriff’s Office. Maldonado has a habit of taking off for a day or two, but always calls home within a short period of time.
During the investigation detectives learned he may be headed south to Bakersfield. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced Sheriff’s Office at 209-385-7472