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Missing White City man's credit card was last used in Ashland

 Posted: 4:35 PM July 14, 2014

Police are searching for a diabetic White City man who disappeared Friday without his medications after a trip to an auto parts store, authorities said.

Family of 30-year-old Carlos Ruiz has been tracing his credit card and discovered it was used about 9 p.m. Sunday at an Ashland gas station, but they have not seen or heard from him, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

At this time family members don't expect foul play, but his diabetes requires daily pills and insulin which he left behind, according to the sheriff's department.

Ruiz, who deputies said also has some mental disabilities, was described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and 390 pounds, with short black hair, a mustache and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a 2003 light blue Dodge Caravan, with Oregon license number 139-DES. The vehicle also has a large sticker in the rear window stating "Amway 538-8864."

Ruiz left his residence on the 3600 block of Antelope Road about noon Friday on a trip to get auto parts at an O'Reilly's store in Medford, deputies said. A check of his credit card showed that the card was used at the store Friday, police said.

Ruiz also disappeared for a short time in 2010 and was later found in good health, deputies said.

Anyone with information on Ruiz or his whereabouts was urged to telephone the sheriff's department's non-emergency dispatch number at 541-776-7206.

— Mark Freeman

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