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Monday, July 21, 2014

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65-year-old Man Missing NR14276JK

Los Angeles:  The family of Cecil Whitson and the Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate Mr. Whitson.

Mr. Whitson was last seen on July 20th 2014, at approximately 10:30 a.m., in the 1500 block of West 8th Street in the City of Los Angeles.  Mr. Whitson was headed to Union Avenue and 8th Street.  Mr. Whitson may be in need of medical attention and his family is very concerned that he has not been found.

Mr. Whitson is described as a 65-year-old Black male with gray hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and red and white tennis shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Cecil Whitson, please contact Detective K. Merrill from the Los Angeles Police Department’s 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 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.



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