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Critical Missing 84-Year-Old Man

December 15,2018   NR18318rh

On December 14, 2018, around 11 p.m., Mr. Kim was found in the Devonshire area by patrol officers and was reunited with his family in good health.




Sherman Oaks: The family of James Kim and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

James was last seen on December 14, 2018, around 12:20 p.m., leaving Sherman Oaks Hospital in the 4900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. He currently resides in the 14000 block of Hubbard Street, in the city of Sylmar, and may be trying to find his way home. James does not have a cellphone or wallet, but was wearing a hospital bracelet with his information when he left the hospital. He suffers from Alzheimer's and his family is concerned for his safety.

James is described as an 84-year-old Korean male with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 121 pounds. James was last seen wearing a light grey, long sleeve, hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and was wearing only hospital issued beige socks without shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of James Kim, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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