Tag: missing person

At-Risk Missing Person Lilya Staseyva Found Safe

February 14, 2024 ·

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The LASD reported on its Facebook page on Wednesday, February 14 that the Missing Persons Unit is advising Lilya Staseyva has been located.

Staseyva was reported missing on Tuesday, February 13, after last being seen at 6 p.m. on the 1200 block of North Orange Grove Avenue. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a black or navy long sleeve shirt, lilac pajama top, blue pants with stripes, and gray slippers. She suffers from various medical conditions that caused concern for her well-being.

“Thank you to the public, the media, and deputy personnel for their tireless efforts in the search for Ms. Staseyva,” said the LASD in a statement.

By Trevor

Alexis Gabi Bader Reported Missing By LASD

February 12, 2024 ·

LAUREL CANYON—The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Detail announced on Saturday, February 10 that they are asking for the public’s help in locating Missing Person, Alexis Gabi Bader who was last seen on February 3, at 6 p.m. on the 6000 block of Laurel Canyon Blvd., in North Hollywood.

Bader is described as a 25-year-old, White Female, standing 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown hair with a ponytail. She has a tattoo of “Birds” on the left shoulder.

Bader’s family is concerned for her well-being. Anyone with information about Bader’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau – Missing Person’s Detail. To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Help Needed To Locate Asia Alvarado

February 12, 2024 ·

TOPANGA CANYON—On Friday, February 9, the Los Angeles Police Department disclosed they are in need of the public’s help to locate Asia Alvarado.

The LAPD reported that Alvarado is described as a 32-year-old Black female, with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing black clothing and burgundy shoes.

Anyone who has seen or has information regarding the whereabouts of Asia Alvarado is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Topanga Division at 818-756-4800. 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.

By Trevor

Missing Individual Lilian Hanseman Located

December 14, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department announced on Thursday, December 14 that a woman who had been reported missing has been found.

Lilian Hanseman, 73, was reported missing on December 7. She had not been seen since November 24 after she left to walk to either Bob’s Market or Ralph’s Grocery Store.

Hanseman’s roommate discovered Hanseman left her wallet, cell phone, and all belongings in her rented room. Hanseman has no known mental health or medical issues.

The SMPD posted the following message on their Facebook page on Thursday morning:

“Ms. Hanseman has been located. This post will be archived shortly. Thank you to the Santa Monica community for your assistance!”

By Trevor

LASD Searching For Jack Basil Cooper

December 5, 2023 ·

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s Missing Persons Unit investigators announced on Friday, December 1 that they are asking for the public’s help to locate Jack Basil Cooper, 23. Cooper, who is a White male, was last heard from on October 23, near the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Help is needed to locate Jack Basil Cooper who has been missing since October 2023.

He stands 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. He has straight brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black hat. His family is concerned with his well-being and is asking for the public’s help.

Anyone with details about the incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (323) 890-5500. For those wanting to remain anonymous call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

LASD Needs The Public’s Help To Locate Dale Edward Wallace

November 14, 2023 ·

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit indicated on their Facebook page on Monday, November 13, that they need the public’s help to locate At-Risk Missing Person, Dale Edward Wallace. He is a 49-year-old white male last seen on Wednesday, August 16, in the city of West Hollywood.

Wallace stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He weighs 160 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair, beard and tattoo of an Irish star emblem on the back of his neck. His family is concerned for his well-being.

Anyone with details about this situation is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (323) 890-5500.  Anyone who wants to provide information anonymously can call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Musician Camela Leierth-Segura Still Missing

August 16, 2023 ·

BEVERLY HILLS—Musician Camela Leierth-Segura, 48, who co-wrote the Katy Perry song “Walking on Air” has been missing since June 29. Her friends and neighbors are still searching for her and her missing 19-year-old cat.

Photo of Camela from Attorney General’s office.

According to her friends, Leierth-Segura’s 2010 silver Ford Fusion was last seen in the middle of the night on June 29 in Beverly Hills. Her sister Liz Montgomery immediately filed a missing person report with the Beverly Hills Police department after she discovered no one in her social circle heard from her.

Leierth-Segura is originally from Sweden and moved to the United States at age 15. Much of her family still lives in the Scandinavian country today. According to her Imbd page she is described as “a storyteller and has used numerous mediums to showcase her artistry. She has been working as a professional in the entertainment industry since she was five years old, as a child actress and singer.” She is also a screenwriter and director who has directed an array of Off-Broadway theater, plays, live-performances and music-videos in New York City, Paris and London.

Leierth-Segura’s style as a screenwriter and director has been described as unique and she is able to illustrate her vision by drawing upon her life experiences.

Canyon News contacted a friend of Leierth-Segura’s for an interview but did not get back before print.

By Christianne

28-Year-Old Gabriella Flowers Missing Since June

July 17, 2023 ·

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Gabriella Silvia Flowers, a Los Angeles-based stylist and model with over 46,000 followers on Instagram, has been reported missing.

Flowers was last seen on June 28, 2023, at 4:50 p.m. on the 8100 block of Norton Avenue in West Hollywood, according to a missing person bulletin released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

Detectives are seeking help from the public to locate Flowers as her family is concerned for her well-being. 

She is described as a 28-year-old Black and Hispanic female, standing at five feet and eight inches tall, and weighing approximately 125 pounds. She has brown hair, hazel eyes, and a Chinese symbol tattooed on her right ankle. 

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Gabriella Silvia Flowers is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477 or by visiting http://lacrimestoppers.org

By Paige Strickland

74-Year-Old Carlos Zertuche Missing In Santa Monica

July 9, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating an at-risk man who was last seen in Santa Monica on Wednesday, July 5. 

Carlos Zertuche, 74, was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. on the cross streets of Santa Monica Boulevard and 21st Street, according to authorities. On behalf of the Santa Monica Police Department, the California Highway Patrol released a silver alert in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, though Zertuche is believed to be on foot.

He was wearing a dark shirt and black pants. He is 5 feet and 9 inches tall, weighs approximately 180 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. 

Police caution that Zertuche may “may display aggressive behavior,” and caution the public when approaching him.

Anyone who sees Zertuche or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911. An anonymous tip can be made by calling 800-222-8477 or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.

By Paige Strickland

Ehssan Darabian Reported Missing From Woodland Hills

July 3, 2023 ·

WOODLAND HILLS—Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Area are seeking the public’s help in finding a man reported missing in Woodland Hills.

Ehssan Darabian, 38, was last seen on Wednesday, June 28, around 10 a.m. He was on foot in the region of the 20600 block of Ventura Boulevard.

Darabian is described as a male, standing 6 feet and 1 inch tall, and weighing 285 pounds. He is bald and clean-shaven and has brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. 

Ehssan Darabian, provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Ehssan’s mental condition is poor,” said the Los Angeles Police Department in a statement.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ehssan Darabian is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS(800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.” Tipsters may go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

By Paige Strickland

Skeletal Remains Of Beau Mann Discovered In Santa Monica

May 8, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA/STUDIO CITY—Lt. Erika Aklufi of the Santa Monica Police Department indicated in an email to Canyon News that authorities discovered human remains in the courtyard of an abandoned property in the 2900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.

The Los Angeles County Coroner took possession of the remains and are currently working to determine the cause of death. On Saturday, May 6, the coroner positively identified the remains as those of Beau Mann, who was born on February 1, 1982.

Mann was last seen on November 30, 2021 leaving a 7-Eleven around 2 p.m. Mann sent a text to 911 before his disappearance. He was reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on December 4, 2021. The LAPD reported he was last seen on Berkeley Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Less than 10 minutes later, a text was sent to 911 from Mann’s cellphone, indicating that he needed help and was in an Uber. Mann gave no further details as to why he needed help.

According to Mann’s fiancé, Jason Abate, Uber records show that Mann was dropped off at the 7-Eleven at around 2:05 p.m. It then shows that he was dropped off at Berkeley Street in Santa Monica, California at 2:35 p.m. “Nobody heard from him again, and he hasn’t been heard from since,” Abate said in a Facebook live video.

He last spoke with family on November 28, 2021. His family alerted authorities at the time that Beau was struggling with mental health issues and they were concerned about his safety. Beau was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, dark sweatshirt, dark pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a large backpack.

Police reached out to him twice and got no response, Amy Mann, Beau’s mother, told the Telegram.

Abate runs the HelpFindBeauMann Facebook page and frequently does Facebook and Instagram Live’s to raise awareness about his fiancé’s disappearance. “The thing that saddens me the most is that we really don’t have any tips,” Abate said on a Facebook live on April 11, 2022.

“We’ve done everything you can possibly think of and more. You have no idea how much we actually have done as far as trying to figure out where Beau is or went. Yes we have gone through his accounts, yes we have pulled his credit report numerous times,” Abate said.

Mann is the founder of Sober Grid, an app designed to provide people suffering with substance abuse, with “easy access to private support at any time and at any stage of the recovery journey,” the app’s website states. The goal of the app is to help users “maintain their path to sobriety.”

When he was younger, Mann suffered from substance abuse issues and wanted to create a support system for people to stay clean and sober, Abate told Dateline.

This individual helped discover the remains of Beau Mann.

Sandra H. Eggers, who was a close friend of Beau released the following statement on Facebook:

“Unfortunately Beau has been found dead. Jason is devastated and is not up to posting. Pls send him your love and support. It seems his body was found in yard at last address he was dropped off at by Uber driver.  At the current moment, there are no further details. We will be investigating and keep you posted. Rest In Peace Beau. Your smile will always light us up. So many fond memories. You are missed and will always be remembered.”

Beau’s aunt, Rhonda Mann posted on Facebook:

“This is a very hard time for all of us. As Beau’s aunt, I wanted to send this statement from the family:

‘We were notified by the Santa Monica, California police this weekend that Beau’s remains were found in a grassy area about a mile from where an Uber dropped him off on November 30, 2021. His identity was confirmed through dental records. At this point, we have no further details on what led to his death.

We want to thank all of those who helped us search for him and who prayed for Beau’s safe return over the past year and a half. Beau was a beautiful soul who spent the better part of his life helping others. We miss his infectious smile and positive attitude every day. We know his spirit will live on through his company and passion, Sober Grid, as it continues to help those struggling with the grip of addiction.’”

Anyone with any details pertaining to this incident or person(s) involved is asked to contact SMPD Detective Ismael Tavera at 310-458-2256, Ismael.tavera@santamonica.gov, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.