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News Release

Friday, January 12, 2018

Media Relations

Missing 70-Year-Old Man NR18004ti

January 15, 2018 NR18004ti
On January 10, 2018, Mekbib Begashaw was found safely and reunited with his family members.

Los Angeles:
The family of Mekbib Begashaw and the Los Angeles Police Department's
Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On January 8, 2018, around 7 a.m., Mr. Begashaw was last seen in the 3700 block of Chesapeake Avenue in the City of Los Angeles, and has not been heard from since. His family is concerned for his well-being and he has not been found .

Mr. Begashaw is described as a 70-year-old, Black male with brown hair, brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mekbib Begashaw, please contact Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.