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News Release

Friday, September 18, 2009

Media Relations

Publics Help Needed to Find Missing Man

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department and the family of a missing man are asking for the publics help to find him.

Todd Clapp, a 48-year-old resident of Sylmar, was last seen by his roommate on September 5, 2009, at around 9 a.m. at their residence in the 13700 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.  Family and friends have growing concerns for the welfare of Clapp, who has been missing for 13 days.

Several witnesses reported seeing Clapp late in the afternoon on the day he was reported missing.  He was seen in the Tapo Canyon Park area located in the 4600 block of Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley.  Clapp’s vehicle was subsequently found in the parking lot of the park.

Clapp was wearing a light-colored T-shirt and khaki pants.  He is a white man with shoulder- length grey hair and brown eyes.  He’s six feet one inch tall and weighs 220-225 pounds.

Anyone with information related to Clapp’s whereabouts is asked to call LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Marla Ciuffetelli at 213-485-5381.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.