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News Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Media Relations

South Los Angeles Man Missing

Early this morning, Mr. Young was found at a local hospital in good health.

Los Angeles: The family of John Wesley Young Jr. and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate Mr. Young who went missing on September 30th.

John Wesley Young Jr. was last seen on Sunday, September 30, 2012, around 3:00 p.m., at Brotman Hospital in Culver City.  Mr. Young left the hospital stating he was going to return to his residence in Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Southwest Division.  Mr. Young has not been seen or heard from since.  Mr. Young’s family is very concerned as he may be confused and is in need of daily medical care.

Mr. Young. is described as a 78-year-old male Black with grey hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5’11” and weighs approximately 140 pounds.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Young, please contact Detective Merrill, 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.

In addition, the family of John Wesley Young Jr. are available for media interviews.  To coordinate an interview, please call LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.


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