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News Release

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Media Relations

33-Year-Old Missing Man

Los Angeles:  The family of David Ristovski and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to find Ristovski.

On March 9, 2011, Ristovski, a resident of Los Angeles, was last seen in the Cochise County area of Arizona and has not been seen since.  He had called his fiancé asking for help, stating he had run out of gas. Later that day Ristovski’s car was found by local Sheriffs Deputies abandoned on a back road north of Interstate 10.  A search and rescue mission was launched by both Cochise County Sheriff’s Department and the New Mexico State Police, but Ristovski was not found.

A couple of days later, On March 11, 2011 there was a reported sighting of Ristovski near a set of railroad tracks that run along the Arizona/New Mexico state border.  A wallet containing his identification was located nearby. Ristovski could be in need of medication for a medical condition that he suffers from.

Ristovski is a 33-year-old male White, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs about 200 pounds.  His head is usually shaved and he has a one inch scar on the right side of his head, above his eye. He was last seen wearing black sweat pants, black hooded sweat shirt, white t-shirt and grey converse sneakers.

Ristovski is the father of an 11-month-old son and it is very unusual for him not to have contact with the child or other family members.

Anyone who may have seen Ristovski, or who has information about his whereabouts is asked to call LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.