An autistic East Bay man who was missing since July 2 was identified at a San Francisco hospital unharmed after staff recognized his photo in news reports.
Christian Galarpe, a 32-year-old Asian man went missing on July 2 and deputies said that he is unable to communicate verbally.
Deputies searched the area near Greenhouse Market in San Leandro but were unable to locate Galarpe.
Det. Greg Landeros told Castro Valley Patch Tuesday afternoon that he was at San Francisco General Hospital for a few days before staff could identify him. He was "in good condition," according to Landeros.
Galarpe has the mentality of a child and has run away from home in the past, deputies said.
Galarpe's family told deputies that he tends to sneak onto BART trains and in the past he has been located in several cities and psychiatric facilities.
Galarpe is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Galarpe has a right leg disability and usually walks with the assistance of a cane, deputies said.
He was last seen wearing an orange short sleeve shirt, brown pants and a brown hat, deputies said.
By Bay City News contributed to this report