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News Release

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Media Relations

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Walter Brown has been located and is well.  He has been reunited with his family.

Los Angeles:
   Seventy-one-year-old Walter Brown has been missing for nearly two weeks, and his family and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help to find him.

On Sunday, June 27, 2010, at around 3 p.m., Brown left his residence in the 4000 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  He has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is very concerned for his welfare.  Brown does not drive and relies on public transportation to get around.  He does suffer from a medical condition and may be in need of medical attention.

Brown is described as a Black man with black and gray hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing about 215 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a gray jacket with blue and red sleeves.

Anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of Walter Brown is asked to contact  LAPD’s 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.