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News Release

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Media Relations

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Los Angeles:  The family of Houston Woods and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s help in locating Mr. Woods.

Houston Woods was last seen on November 10th 2011, at the 5700 Block of Vermont Ave. Woods has worked for the City of Los Angeles for over 25 years and has not shown up for work since the 20th of October. Woods’ family members are concerned since he has not been in touch during the holiday season.

Houston Woods is described as a 63-year-old African American male, with a salt and pepper beard, black hair, brown eyes. He stands 5’07” and weighs approximately 365 pounds. Woods may be in a 1995 Yellow 4 Door Ford vehicle with the license plate of 3NLC513.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Woods is asked to call Detective Merrill, 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.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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.

In addition, family members of Mr. Woods will be available for media interviews. Please call LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910, for more information.