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News Release

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Los Angeles: The family of Ham Nguyen and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

On November 22, 2012, around 3:00 p.m. Nguyen was with his wife were shopping in the area of North Hill St and College Street in the Chinatown area of Downtown Los Angeles. Nguyen’s wife focused her attention on her shopping, and when she turned around, Nguyen was missing. Nguyen suffers from Alzheimer’s and only speaks Vietnamese. According to Nguyen’s family, he has gone missing on prior occasions.

Nguyen is described as an 83-year-old male Asian with white hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds.

Anyone with information on Nguyen’s whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Central Division at 213-972-1298 or the Missing Persons Unit at 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.