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Friday, July 25, 2014

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An L.A. man on probation for running a rogue pot shop in Venice has gone missing in Northern California's marijuana country, his family says.

The last known whereabouts of 45-year-old Jeffrey Keith Joseph was the Hoopa, California area of Humboldt County — the location of a cellphone tower that "pinged" a call he made on the morning of June 21, family members said. He later missed a July 1 flight to Louisiana.

See also: Pot Shop Owner Charged With Money Laundering

His sister, who did not want her name published, told us he had left his uncle's home in Chatsworth on June 20 in his 1998 green Rav4. She said he intended to visit a "farm" in Humboldt County, California, which is part of the largest marijuana growing region in the United States, an area often referred to as the Emerald Triangle:

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Janet Choi, Koreatown Teen, Home Safe After She Went Missing

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Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

CHOI VIA THE LAPD
  • Choi via the LAPD
Update: The LAPD today said only that "Choi has returned home to her family." First posted at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday. Headline has changed.

Cops this week were searching for a missing Koreatown teenager.

Though there was no apparent evidence of foul play in the disappearance over the weekend of 19-year-old Janet Ji Young Choi, her family "is extremely worried and concerned for her safety," according to an LAPD statement.

Here's what we know:

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

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  • Karimi via the LAPD
A Westside teenager scared the hell out of her parents and the whole city when she went missing this week.

Turns out Caroline Karimi, a volunteer at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, was on a much more important mission: Road trip!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

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  • Help Find Raven Cassidy Furlong / Facebook
Raven Furlong, a missing Colorado teen, was found safe in Venice over the weekend, her family reported.

The 17-year-old went missing Feb. 5 and was believed to be in Venice, where her car was found last month. Her family suspected foul play. But ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Missing Northridge Girl Apparently Abducted, Attacked

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Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM

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See our latest: 2 Sought In Abduction Of Northridge Girl; L.A. Parents Urged To Be Vigilant.

Updated at the bottom: She was found with injuries after she was apparently abducted. Headline has changed. First posted at 3:29 p.m.

Lots of people go missing in this mean city, unfortunately, and many do so largely unnoticed. But when a 10-year-old disappeared after she was last seen in her suburban bedroom, the troops motivated today.

And so the FBI today told us they have joined in the search for a 10-year-old who was last seen by her mother at 1 a.m., according to the LAPD. When her mother checked on her at 3:40 a.m. ...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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An aspiring underage model from Colorado has gone missing after spending time in Venice, but folks in the know say she might have been spotted in Southern California today, not long after her car was found in the beach community yesterday.

A source close to the family of Raven Cassidy Furlong told the Weekly that police are checking out tips that the 17-year-old who went missing from her Aurora home Feb. 5 might have been spotted in the San Bernardino County town of Yucaipa:

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Paula Lopez, SoCal TV Anchor, Found After Being Reported Missing

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Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM

PAULA LOPEZ VIA KEYT
  • Paula Lopez via KEYT
Updated at the bottom. She was found safe. Her family blames a medical issue. Headline has changed. First posted at 4:50 p.m.

A Santa Barbara television news anchor has gone missing.

Station KEYT News Channel 3 announced this afternoon that its own Paula Lopez was reported missing this morning.

The station says the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department is "leading the effort" to find her:

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Elisa Lam: Video Of Missing 21-Year-Old Released By LAPD

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Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

A NEW PHOTO, LEFT, HAS ALSO BEEN RELEASED.
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The LAPD this week released video of missing, 21-year-old Canadian Elisa Lam, hoping the imagery will help someone recognize her and call authorities.

Cops say her disappearance is "suspicions;" they believe "foul play" might have played a role.

The tourist was supposed to be en route to Santa Cruz at some point and had been staying ...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

ELISA LAM / LAPD
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Cops were searching for a missing 21-year-old, Elisa Lam, who came to Los Angeles from Vancouver as a tourist. Unfortunately, investigators believe that her case is "suspicious" and might involve "foul play," according to an LAPD statement.

She ended up in a sketchy part of downtown and stayed in a Skid Row adjacent hotel, the circa-1927 Cecil, that has tried to cater to Euro-tourists instead of the quasi-homeless that frequent many of the old single-room occupancy businesses in the area:

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brian Gerber went missing on Monday afternoon. - FACEBOOK
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  • Brian Gerber went missing on Monday afternoon.
Update, 1 p.m.: Gerber's suicide was just confirmed in a post on his Facebook profile. Headline and story have been changed to reflect this fact.

Another well-loved member of the L.A. film industry -- documentary producer and digital-tech pioneer Brian Gerber -- took his life this week by driving his car off the Angeles Crest Highway. (Famed director Tony Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge just last week.)

According to Battalion Chief Ron Larriva of the L.A. County Fire Department, the LAPD and Sheriff's Department began searching Angeles Crest Highway for Gerber early this morning, after being informed by his family that he was distraught and thinking of running his car off a cliff in the area.

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