Missing man Joshua Thiede's disappearance not criminal, LAPD says

Missing man Joshua Thiede's disappearance not criminal, LAPD says

Later that day, officers were called to the 500 block of South Serrano after someone spotted a man resembling Thiede less a mile away from where his vehicle was found hours earlier.

Joshua Thiede, who was last seen driving his black Nissan Altima in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard near the 110 Freeway on February 11, was found less than a mile away at Good Samaritan Hospital late Monday night, according to Officer Greg Kraft, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Police transported the man to a local hospital, where he was identified as Thiede.

In a statement issued later in the morning, LAPD said they responded to the 500 block of South Serrano Avenue, also in Koreatown, after a citizen reported seeing someone who they believed was Thiede. It had been found around 12:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. It had a parking ticket on the windshield. Thiede has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety, according to authorities.

"They opened up, the bloodhound went in, the bloodhound went out, and then the bloodhound looked around a little bit", he described of the investigation.

The LAPD says this is still a missing person's search. Thiede's family was notified he had been found.

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According to Janet Thiede, her son was a health-conscious vegan who worked out regularly and followed an organic diet. Thiede's friends told Eyewitness News that he was at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Monday night. His phone's last pings were in two locations in a Pico-Union neighborhood, not far from where he was last seen.

"Very hopeful, actually", said friend Yokeena Jamar. But the call was a hang up, and there was no communication with the operator.

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