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News Release

Monday, March 8, 2010

Media Relations

47-Year Old Man Missing

Los Angeles:  The family of Silverio Martinez and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Martinez, who has been missing since January 24, 2010.

Martinez was last seen on January 24, 2010, at around 1:30 p.m., in the 800 block of 182nd Street in the City of Gardena at a Home Depot Home Improvement store.  Martinez was seen getting into a red Dodge truck with a driver described only as an unknown, adult white male.  Since that time he has not had any contact with his friends or family.

Martinez is described as a male Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Martinez is also known by the name of Fidel Cisneros.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Martinez is urged to contact LAPD 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.