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News Release

Friday, February 16, 2018

Media Relations

Missing 29-Year-Old Man NR18058ti

February 20, 2018

On February 19, 2018, around 8 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers received a radio call to respond to the 500 block of South Serrano where a citizen had reported seeing a man they believed was Joshua Thiede. While the officers were at the location conducting their initial investigation, the male they located needed medical attention and was transported to a local hospital. While at the hospital, the male was identified as Thiede. Thiede's family was notified he had been found.

Pending further information, investigators do not believe this disappearance is criminal in nature.

February 19, 2018

On February 19, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Joshua Thiede's vehicle was located near the 100 block of South Kingsley Drive, in the City of Los Angeles. Joshua is still missing at this time.

Los Angeles:
The family of Joshua Thiede and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On February 11, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., Joshua was last seen near the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard, in the City of Los Angeles.

Joshua is described as a 29-year-old male White with brown hair and blue eyes. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 170 pounds. It is unknown what he was wearing but he was driving a 2014 Black Nissan Altima, 4 Door, California License 7CSD450. Joshua has not been seen or heard from since and the family is concerned for his safety.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Joshua Thiede, 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 (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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.