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News Release

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The family of James Adam Smith and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in finding Mr. Smith.

On June 13, 2016, around 7:00 a.m., Mr. Smith was last seen leaving his residence in the area of 300 block of East 80th Street in the City of Los Angeles. He has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare. Mr. Smith is suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's.

Mr. Smith is described as an 88-year-old male Black, with grey hair, and brown eyes. He stands about 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs around 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Raiders Hat, black shirt and black pants.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of James Adam Smith, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit Detective Mercado 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.