25 y.o. Hollywood Hills body is NOT Derek

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Hi all,

The family and team were made aware of a report regarding a 25 year old male found in an abandoned water and electricity plant in Hollywood Hills yesterday 8/21 at approx 3pm.

The family contacted the Morgue and confirmed that this was not Derek. Our thoughts and prayers, however, do go out to the family-it is heartbreaking.


Derek’s team

Update Last seen Information

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Hi Everyone,

New information. We believe he was last seen on foot heading North on Alvarado St in Echo Park. He was wearing:

  • Plain, Black Hoodie with plaid shorts, colorful tennis shoes, and a black jacket over the black hoodie at 12:01pm 08/6/2014
  • At this point, we are assuming that he is still alive and in the wilderness wearing these same clothes.
  • heading north

    Heading North on Alvarado

  • Heading North on Alvarado. He was verified heading North on Alvarado street.



    black jacket

    Jacket over his black hoodie

    Prior clothing.Black hoodie

    Black Hooded sweatshirt


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Hi all, a few quick updates while we’re working. Apologies for not having more during the day, as we’re working pretty hard

  • Thank you for all the updates about hiking locations, etc, that may be of interest. Please continue to send that to us
  • If anyone thinks they saw Derek between the hours of 12:01am and 5:00AM at Union Station, Greyhound stops, or other public transportation stops, please let us know
  • We are updating a thorough list of places that have been checked throughout today as people email us.
  • Please DO NOT text Derek if you have his phone number, as we are running data on the phone
  • Any usage of his accounts at this point are us, as we have full account access
  • We do have a last known location but we are still locating a key person for more information. When we do, we will update everyone on this location for witnesses.

I know that’s not much but we will have more updates and photos soon.