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News Release

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Media Relations

Missing Man in Need of Medical Attention NR13429sm

Missing Person was located in good condition

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

On September 15, 2013, around 8:00 p.m., Melchor was last seen at the 5000 Block of Zelzah Ave in the City of Los Angeles.  Melchor left his residence on foot and has not been seen since. Melchor’s family is very concerned about him since he may be in need of medical attention for a medical condition.  

Melchor is described as a 28-year-old African American male with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds.

Anyone with information on Andre Melchor’s whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective Merrill 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