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Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Los Angeles:  The family of 24-year-old Mingzhe Cui, a Korean man, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are hoping for public assistance in their search efforts.

Around 10 p.m. on April 18, 2013, Cui was last seen at his residence in the 700 block of Westmoreland Avenue.  Though the reason is unclear, family members and friends believe he may have headed to the Santa Clara County area, specifically to the cities of Milpitas or San Jose.  Cui apparently also has ties to the city of Manteca in San Joaquin County.

Cui is described as having a heavy build with a light complexion, black hair and black eyes.  He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. His clothing is unknown.

If traveling by car, he is most likely driving a 2003 dark-colored, two-door Toyota Celica GTS with a license plate number of 5FYA065.

Cui’s family is very concerned because he has only been in the United States for about one year and speaks very limited English. Anyone with information on Cui’s whereabouts is asked to contact his aunt, Yeong Huang (Korean speaking) at 408-991-3226 or the LAPD 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.