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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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66-Year-Old Missing Male Adult NR15148dm

Los Angeles: The family of Cecil Tyrone Whitson and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit is requesting the public's help in locating him.

Cecil Tyrone Whitson was last seen on April 28, 2015, around 11:30 a.m., near 8th Street and Union Ave, in the City of Los Angeles. Cecil suffers from dementia, diabetes and PTSD. Cecil's family is concerned that he has not been located.

Cecil is described as a 66-year-old male Black with brown/grey hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cecil Tyrone Whitson is asked to contact Detective A. Mercado, LAPD 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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