Missing Rideshare Driver Found After Week-Long Disappearance: Friends - NBC Southern California

Missing Rideshare Driver Found After Week-Long Disappearance: Friends

His mother said her son or someone using his phone made a 911 call on Feb. 12, but hung up without saying anything

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    Car of Missing Man Recovered in Residential Area

    The car of a man who has been missing for more than a week was recovered, without any sign of its owner. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 10 on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018)

    A 29-year-old rideshare driver who was reported missing since Feb. 11 was found and is now being treated at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, according to the man's friends.

    Joshua Thiede's car was recovered Monday in the 100 block of South Kingsley Drive in the Wilshire District about 12:25 p.m. by officers from Olympic Division, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im said. However, Thiede was nowhere to be found.

    On Sunday his family and friends returned to where he was last seen to pass out fliers and look for leads. The fliers bore the picture of Thiede, last seen driving a black 2014 Nissan Altima in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, according to the LAPD.

    Thiede worked as a driver for both Uber and Lyft to earn extra money while planning a line of organic shoes, relatives said on Facebook. They said his last fare was a 15-minute trip for Lyft.

    His mother, Janet Thiede, said her son or someone using his phone made a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, but hung up without saying anything. The phone was later traced to Venice Boulevard and Burlington Avenue, but is no longer active.

    Details on Thiede's whereabouts during his disappearance were not immediately clear, nor was his condition.

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