Planada Man Missing For Months; Have You Seen Him?

Rafael Maldonado

The Merced County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Planada man who has been missing for more than two months.

Rafael Maldonado, 43, has been missing since September 19.

Deputies say Maldonado has a habit of taking off for a day or two, but always calls home.

During their investigation, detectives learned he may be heading to Bakersfield.

Anyone who sees Maldonado or knows where he could be is asked to call the Merced County Sheriff's Office at (209) 385-7472.