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News Release

Monday, April 7, 2014

Media Relations

65-Year-Old Missing Man NR14138rh

Los Angeles:  The family of Jerome Lawrence Bias and the Los Angeles Police Department Central Division are asking for the public’s help to find Mr. Bias.

On April 6, 2014, around 5 a.m., Mr. Bias was last seen leaving a local hospital in the 1200 block of Wilshire Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. He advised the medical staff that his last name was Kennedy.  His family is extremely concerned for his welfare and he suffers from dementia.

Earlier on the same day, around 4 a.m., he complained of a medical condition and was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Paramedics personnel to a local hospital from the 300 block of South Figueroa Street.

Jerome Lawrence Bias is described as a 65-year-old male White with gray hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs around 155 pounds.  He is slim build with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jean shorts and black sandals.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jerome Lawrence Bias, please contact Central Division at (213) 972-1298 or (213) 972-1203. 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.