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News Release

Friday, August 18, 2017

Media Relations

Missing 74-Year-Old Man NR17240sr

North Hills: The family of Fate Malu and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating him.

On August 15, 2017, around 7:30 a.m., Mr. Malu was last seen in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. He has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety. Mr. Malu is familiar with the area and has been known to frequent local fast food establishments. His condition is considered good, but he's in the early stages of Dementia.

Mr. Malu is described as a 74-year-old male Pacific Islander with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with "LA" on the front, a black and white flannel shirt, tan pants and dark sandals.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Fate Malu , please contact Detective M. Palmer, Missing Person's Unit, at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.