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News Release

Friday, March 28, 2014

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Los Angeles:   The family of William Matelyan and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help to locate Matelyan, a resident of Los Angeles.

On March 22, 2014, around 10 a.m., Matelyan was last seen in the 200 block of South Avenue 54 in the City of Los Angeles.  Matelyan has not been seen or heard from since; his family is concerned that he has not been located.

William Matelyan is described as an 84-year-old male White with grey hair, blue eyes, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on William Matelyan’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective L. Saiza of LAPD’s 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.