Melvin Gelfind Missing

The family of Melvin Gelfand and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding Gelfand.

Melvin Gelfind Missing
Melvin Gelfind Missing

On September 14, 2011, at about 8 a.m., Gelfand was last seen at his residence in the 2900 block of Tilden Avenue, in the Pacific Area of Los Angeles. He has not been seen or heard from since and his family is extremely concerned for his welfare. Gelfand is diabetic and takes medication.

Gelfand was possibly driving a 2007 four door, gray Toyota Camry, Calif. License Number 5UPW238 or on a Luxury Line Bus headed toward Valley View Casino in Valley Center, Calif.

Gelfand is described as an 88-year-old male Caucasian with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 146 pounds and has balding hair. He was last seen wearing black pants, a beige plaid shirt, a black Members Only jacket and a beige hat.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gelfand is asked to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Carlton at 213-996-1800. During non business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 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 also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

By daryl

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