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Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Los Angeles: A local family and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help in finding a 54-year-old missing man from the Liemert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Thomas Spruill was last seen near his home in the 1700 block of 45th Street. He has not been seen or heard from since August 2, 2010. Spruill’s family told police that he suffers from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, is mentally impaired and does not have any teeth.

Spruill is described as a male Caucasian who is bald with brown eyes. He’s 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, blue and gray checkered shorts and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Spruill is asked to call Missing Persons Unit Detective Kristin Merrill 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 1-800-222-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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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