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News Release

Friday, September 13, 2013

Media Relations

64-Year-Old Missing Male NR13425nv

Los Angeles:  The family of Thomas Katz and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating Katz.

Katz was last seen on Tuesday, August 30, 2013, around 8 a.m., at his residence in the 13700 block of Burbank Boulevard, in the Van Nuys area.  Katz’s vehicle, a dark green 1998 four door, Honda, CRV with California license plate number 6NQC016 was found in Burbank, California. He has not been seen or heard from since.  Katz may be despondent. His family is very concerned for his safety. 

Katz is described as a 64-year-old male White with gray hair and hazel eyes.  He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. 

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Katz please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Carlton at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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 "web tips" and follow the prompts.