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News Release

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Media Relations

56-year-old Missing Male NR15259nv

Los Angeles: The family of Jones Townsell Jr and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are requesting the public's assistance in locating Mr. Townsell.

Mr. Townsell was last seen on July 23, 2015 around 8 p.m., in the 2000 block of Imperial Highway in the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Townsell has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare. Mr. Townsell suffers from Dementia and is in need of medication.

Jones Townsell Jr is described as a 56-year-old male Black, with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds.

Anyone with information on Jones Townsell's whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detectives 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 1-800-222-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.