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News Release

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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20-Year-old Missing Man NR13432cj



Earlier today, Jospeh Swett returned home and is in good health.

Los Angeles:
The family of Joseph Swett and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating Joseph Swett.

Swett was last seen on September 17, 2013, in the 8600 block of Sunland Boulevard, in Los Angeles.  Swett’s family is extremely concerned for his health and advises that he is autistic.  Swett may be in the area of Echo Park due to him living there several years.  He may also be in Burbank or LAX airport area. 

Swett is described as a 20-year-old male White with brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.  He was wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt, black pants and white shoes.   

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Swett, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Saiza: (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 1-800-222-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