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News Release

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Media Relations

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On December 25, 2015 Mr. Lash was found safe, reunited with his family and returned to his care home.

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Missing person's family will handle all press contacts and provide additional photos if needed. (photo below, provided by Detectives)

Family Contact:
(818) 786-5394 (Uncle)

Justin Lash

Los Angeles:
The family of Justin Lash and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Area detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

Justin was last seen on December 23, 2015, in the 9500 block of McLennan Avenue, around
3:00 p.m. in North Hills. Justin suffers from a brain injury and his family is concerned for his safety.

Justin is described as a 36-year-old male Caucasian with brown hair and green eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. Justin was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and white boots. He also has tattoos covering both arms.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Justin Lash, please contact the LAPD Devonshire detectives at 818-832-0633. 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 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.