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News Release

Friday, March 26, 2010

Media Relations

32-Year-Old Missing Young Man NR10095rh

Los Angeles:  The family of Pervis Norwood Patterson and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public's assistance in locating Patterson, who has been missing since February 20, 2010.

On February 20, 2010, at around 6 p.m., Patterson was last seen in the 12100 block of Victory Boulevard in the area of North Hollywood.  He has not returned home and has not had any contact with his immediate family.  His family is very concerned about his safety.

Patterson is described as a male Black, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds.  He has black hair and black eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt, light blue jeans and brown Gucci shoes.  

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Patterson is urged to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Carlton 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 numbers 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a mobile telephone. All text messages should being with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.