LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Investigators sought the public’s help Thursday in the search for a missing Korean man from Los Angeles.

24-year-old Mingzhe Cui was last seen at his residence in the 700 block of Westmoreland Avenue around 10 p.m. on April 18.

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit said family members and friends believe he may have headed to the Santa Clara County area, specifically to the cities of Milpitas or San Jose. Cui apparently also has ties to the city of Manteca in San Joaquin County.

Cui’s family is very concerned because he has only been in the United States for about one year and speaks very limited English, according to police.

Cui is described as having a heavy build with a light complexion, black hair and black eyes. He stands 5’5″ tall and weighs about 190 pounds. His clothing is unknown.

If traveling by car, he is most likely driving a 2003 dark-colored, two-door Toyota Celica GTS with a license plate number of 5FYA065.

Anyone with information on Cui’s whereabouts is asked to contact his aunt, Yeong Huang (Korean speaking) at (408) 991-3226 or the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.


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