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News Release

Friday, May 20, 2011

Media Relations

Missing Person Joshua Branscum NR11241rh

On May 21, 2011, Mr. Branscum was found by San Diego Police Department in good health.

Los Angeles:  The family of Joshua Branscum and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding Branscum.

On May 16, 2011, at about 10:30 p.m., Branscum was last seen at the Greyhound Bus Depot in the 1700 block of E. 7th Street, in the Department’s Newton Area of Los Angeles.  He has not returned home or contacted his family as promised.  His family is extremely concerned for his welfare.  He is a resident of Chino Valley, Arizona.      

Branscum is described as a 21-year-old White male, with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage cargo jacket, blue pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Branscum is asked to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Morales 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 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.