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Friday, July 13, 2012

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79-Year-Old Man Missing NR12329rh

UPDATE

On July 17, 2012, Mr. Belden was found


Los Angeles:
  The family of Charles Belden and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding Belden.

On July 12, 2012, around 8:45 a.m., Mr. Belden was last seen in the 7800 block of West 80th Street in the city of Los Angeles.  He has not returned home.  His family is extremely concerned for his welfare because he is despondent over health issues.

Belden is described as a 79-year-old White male, with brown hair, brown eyes. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.  He was seen wearing a dark blue long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.  Belden is driving a 2001 silver Toyota Avalon, license number 4SYW633.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Charles Belden is asked to contact Missing Persons Unit, Detective D. Baca 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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