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Monday, June 22, 2015

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80-Year-Old Man Reported Missing NR15213ti

June 24, 2015


Mr. Arthur James Lawson has been found in good health and has been reunited with his family.

South Los Angeles:The family of Arthur James Lawson and the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division are asking for the public's help to locate him.

Lawson was last seen on June 16, 2015, at around 4:00 p.m., at his residence located in the 3500 block of South Western Avenue. Lawson suffers from dementia. Lawson has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare.

Lawson is described as African American male, dark skin, medium build with gray hair, brown eyes, 6'00" tall, weighing 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and black boots.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Arthur James Lawson, please contact Los Angeles Police Department, missing Persons Unit, Detective Carlton at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.