Missing California man spotted in Pima County

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The search for a man who went missing in Pinal County gained momentum Saturday after family members learned their loved one was apparently spotted several times in Pima County.

Kristin Fredericks circled the area near Palo Verde and Irvington Desperately searching for her father-in-law, 71-year-old Kenneth Litwack.

Kenneth wandered away from a Pinal County mental health facility on Tuesday.  Since then, the Pima County sheriff's office has investigated reports from people who claim to have seen him.

"Many people have reported that they view him confused.  They view him as keeping to himself not talking to other people and walking," said Fredericks.

Kenneth's son-in-law Cory Harrison is also here searching for Litwack while family members from across the country spread the word through local media and social networking sites.

"It's unimaginable. It's something you never think you will experience," said Harrison.

"It's been far too many days, and you know, we haven't lost hope because we know he's here," said Fredericks.

Kenneth Litwack is a physician from California who came to Arizona to receive treatment at the Pinal County facility.  He was last seen wearing a white polo shirt and blue shorts.

"We keep hearing that he is in the area," said Fredericks.

Saturday, Kristin and Cory walked through nearby washes and checked underpasses. With every turn, they hope to come face to face with their loved one.

"If you're a resident in Tucson we'd ask that you take a hard look at people you normally would just pass by because you could really save this life and we need him to come home," said Fredericks.

The family is offering a $10,000 reward for credible information that leads to the whereabouts of Kenneth Litwack.

If you see Kenneth Litwack please call 911.