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News Release

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Media Relations

Missing Person Brandon Thomas Olterman NR12003SF

January 4, 2012

Brandon Thomas Olterman contacted Detectives and he is safe and sound.

Los Angeles: 
The family of Brandon Thomas Olterman and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating Mr. Olterman.

Brandon Thomas Olterman, was last seen on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at around 2:00 p.m., at the Runyun Canyon Hiking Trails in the Hollywood Area of Los Angeles.  Mr. Olterman has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare.   

Brandon Thomas Olterman is described as a 26-year-old male White, with brown hair and blue eyes.  He stands 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds.  Brandon Thomas Olterman was last seen wearing a dark color button shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Olterman is asked to call Detective Carlton, 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.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, family members and friends of Mr. Olterman will be available for media interviews and can provide additional photographs.  Please call LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910, for more information.