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News Release

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Los Angeles:  The family of David John Goeser and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

On July 22, 2012, around 10 a.m., Goeser was last seen by his roommates at his residence in the 1000 Block of Roebling Avenue in West Los Angeles.  When family members had not heard from him in over a week they went to his house to check on him.  They discovered that Goeser was nowhere to be found, but his cell phone, identification, and credit cards were at his home.  

Goeser is an honors student at UCLA, majoring in English.  According to family members Goeser is under a doctor’s care and in need of regular medication.  They are extremely concerned for his welfare.

Goeser is a 22-year-old male White, brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet11 inches tall, and weighs 160 pounds.  He has a thin build and a fair complexion.                                        

Goeser may be driving a 2001 white Toyota Corolla, 4-door, California license number 5XOA473 and may have a Washington State Driver License in his possession with the number GOESEDJ106L4.  A photograph of a similar looking vehicle is attached. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Goeser is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Online tips may be placed at, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.