Car of missing California Uber driver is found

Joshua Thiede, 29, was last seen Feb. 11 leaving his apartment in the garage during a trip for Lyft, according to police.

(Los Angeles Police Department)

The car Joshua Thiede was last seen driving in the last week was discovered Monday in Los Angeles, as authorities continue to search for the 29-year-old Uber and Lyft driver.

The black 2014 Nissan Altima, with license plate 7CSD450, was spotted just before 12:30 hours east of Hollywood, Koreatown, Fox 11 reported.

Joshua Thiede the black Nissan Altima was found in Koreatown and on Monday, the Los Angeles Police department said. The bureau’s Missing persons Unit is investigating the scene.

(Fox 11 Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles Police department’s Missing Persons Unit is investigating the scene.

Thiede was last seen driving from his apartment garage on Feb. 11 while working for Lyft, according to police. Thiede has not been seen since.


The Uber driver’s mother, Janet, said the phone records indicate her son — or someone with her son on the phone — a 911 at 2:32 pm on Feb. 12. She said that the person who call said nothing and hung up.

The phone was later traced to Venice Boulevard and Burlington Avenue, but is no longer active, according to Fox 11.

Thiede was last seen driving from his apartment with garage in a black 2014 Nissan Altima, which is recovered from Monday.

(Fox 11 Los Angeles)

A key ring belonging to Thiede recorded the man for the last time leaving his apartment on the night of Feb. 11, KTLA reported.

Janet said, ” it is unlike her son to disappear and do not come in contact with someone.

“We are really now,” friend Kevin Young told KCBS-TV. “Now a week past.”

#POLICE-missing Person: Help us find Joshua Thiede 29 years old, Male White, Hair: Brn, Eyes: Blue, Height: 6’0″, Weight: 170. He was last seen in the vicinity of 1000 block of Wilshire Blvd while he was driving for Uber/Lyft, he drove in a Black Altima 7CSD450. Call (213)996-1800

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 17, 2018

Janet added that Thiede was living with two roommates in Los Angeles and was a driver for Uber and Lyft to earn extra money.

Thiede is described as 6 feet tall, with a weight of 170 kg. The authorities ask that anyone with information call the Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or call 911.

Fox News’ Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.

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