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News Release

Friday, July 19, 2019

Media Relations

82-Year-Old Critical Missing Elderly Man NR19196ti

Los Angeles: The family of Wonhee Chea and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Wonhee Chea was last heard from on July 18, 2019, around 6 a.m., when he was walking with his wife and they became separated near the 1200 block of Westmoreland Avenue. Chea is not from the area and is visiting from Korea.

Wonhee Chea is described as an 82-year-old Male Korean with Black hair, brown eyes. He stands 5 feet and weighs around 142 pounds. Chea was last seen wearing a black vest, dark blue shirt and black pants walking with a cane. Chea may need medical attention.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Wonhee Chea please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, and Detective Merrill: 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.