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News Release

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The family of Samuel Michael McLaurin and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Support and Vice Division are asking for the public's help in locating him.
Samuel and the rest of his family are from Michigan and he moved to Los Angeles in January of 2019.

Samuel last spoke to his mother over the phone in June of 2019 and he has not been heard from since.

Samuel is known to be a person experiencing homelessness and he frequents the Downtown Los Angeles area.
Samuel is described as a 30-year-old male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, and has tattoos on his arms and chest.

Samuel Michael McLaurin

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Samuel Michael McLaurin please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.