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Car Belonging to Missing Lyft Driver Last Seen in Downtown LA Located in Koreatown; Friends Indicate Man Has Been …

The Nissan Altima that loved ones believe was involved in the disappearance of a driver for ride-hailing apps who made his last call to 911 was found in Koreatown on Monday, police said, and friends indicated the man was found alive later that night.

The car’s location, in the 100 block of South Kingsley Drive, was about 3 miles from where police say 29-year-old Joshua Thiede was last seen on Feb. 11 leaving his apartment in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

Joshua Thiede is seen in an undated photo released by his family on Feb. 17, 2018.

Joshua Thiede is seen in an undated photo released by his family on Feb. 17, 2018.

The 29-year-old’s family says phone records show his last call was to 911 the next afternoon, but the caller hung up and no information was relayed to

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2018/02/19/car-belonging-to-missing-lyft-driver-last-seen-in-downtown-l-a-found-in-koreatown-police/

VANISHED: Recent TN law could breathe new life into old missing persons cases

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Where is Ricarda Tillman-Locket? The young wife and mother disappeared 11 years ago leaving her family, a community and police searching for the answer to that question.

However, WREG has uncovered details about a tool that is open to both the public and law enforcement that could help solve cases like Locket’s, except we learned it hardly being used.

A new Tennessee law could change that, and possibly lead to closure for families with missing loved ones.

Across the country there are some 85,000 active missing person cases.

Richenda Pritchard’s niece, Richarda Tillman-Lockett, was reported missing Feb. 19, 2007.

“You don’t know what happened to them…you don’t know where they are. You don’t know if they’re alive. You don’t know if they’re dead,” said Lieutenant Cindy Capps of the Memphis Police Department.

Tillman-Lockett reportedly left work but never picked up her young

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2018/02/19/vanished-recent-tn-law-could-breathe-new-life-into-old-missing-persons-cases/

Uber, Lyft driver missing for over a week called 911, family says

Joshua Thiede has been missing for over a week and his family is concerned for his safety.

The 29-year-old was last seen at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 in downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His family hasn’t heard from him since.

“This doesn’t feel right,” said Yokeena Jamar, Thiede’s friend, to ABC station KABC in Los Angeles. “Honestly, it didn’t really feel real to me until after the news stations started calling.”

PHOTO: Police are seeking help in finding missing Uber and Lyft driver Joshua Thiede.ABC7
Police are seeking help in finding missing Uber and Lyft driver Joshua Thiede.

An investigation into Thiede’s disappearance is ongoing and active, according to police.

Thiede was an Uber and Lyft driver, according to police. He drove a 2014 black Nissan Altima with

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/uber-lyft-driver-missing-week-called-911-family/story?id=53202010

Missing man last seen in Far North Dallas may be a danger to himself

Eric Salas, 32, was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 13000 block of Willow Bend Road, near Coit and Alpha roads in Far North Dallas.

Salas is described as a Hispanic man who is 5-8 and about 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and blue jeans.

Police say Salas may be a danger to himself and could need medical assistance.

Anyone with information about Salas’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Dallas police at 214-671-4268.

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/missing-person/2018/02/19/missing-man-last-seen-far-north-dallas-may-danger

Using DNA to find the missing

NEW YORK – For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears.

New York City’s medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It’s a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace.

“People will not rest without answers, at least some answers,” said Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner.

In the past decade, thousands of DNA samples have been donated to the

Read more at: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2018/02/19/using-dna-find-missing/110607182/

Using DNA to find the missing – The Jackson Sun

NEW YORK – For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears.

New York City’s medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It’s a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace.

“People will not rest without answers, at least some answers,” said Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner.

In the past decade, thousands of DNA samples have been donated to the

Read more at: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2018/02/19/using-dna-find-missing/110607182/

Concern growing for ‘high risk missing person’ Paddy McKinney last seen in Belfast

Police and search volunteers have been looking for a high risk missing person for two days.

Paddy McKinney’s family are said to be growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

The 33-year-old was last seen on the Ormeau Embankment in Belfast at around 11pm on Saturday, February 17.

He is around 5ft 11, and is described as having a large build. He was wearing a grey hoodie and denim jeans when he was last seen.

A spokesperson for the Community Rescue Service said they have been “carrying out search operations along the banks of the River Lagan and in Belfast for two days”.

CRS have brought in local teams as well as volunteers from Antrim and Ballymena to help in the search.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said he hasn’t been found yet.

They said: “Police and the family of Patrick Paul

Read more at: https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/concern-growing-high-risk-missing-14311158

Body of Missing Pregnant Woman Found in Minn. National Forrest

The body of a pregnant Minnesota woman who was reported missing earlier this month has been found, PEOPLE confirms.

Kara Blevins, 27, of Akeley was reported missing on Feb. 5. On Saturday night, her body was discovered in a wooded area in the Chippewa National Forest by Cass County Sheriff’s Office investigators, according to a statement released by the office.

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She was last seen alive leaving her mother’s house and walking along a local road, according to a missing person’s flyer released by the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Department.

Blevins was pregnant with her third

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/body-of-missing-pregnant-woman-found-in-minn-national-forrest/

Police Need Your Help Finding Missing 10-Year-Old

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons – Lockport Union

 

NEW YORK — For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears.

New York City’s medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It’s a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace.

“People will not rest without answers, at least some answers,” said Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner.

Over the last decade, thousands of DNA samples have been donated to the city’s medical examiner’s office. Most include swabs of saliva from close relatives, but also DNA taken from items used by the missing persons themselves, including toothbrushes, combs, razor blades and, once, even a sanitary napkin.

They’ve led to the identification of about 50 missing people each year, all of whom had been found dead. But for many

Read more at: http://www.lockportjournal.com/news/medical-examiner-taps-dna-science-to-find-missing-persons/article_a6df6aa1-01e2-5e52-ab89-73e12e62b400.html