The car's location, in the 100 block of South Kingsley Drive, was about 3 miles from where police say 29-year-old Joshua Thiede was last seen on February 11 leaving his apartment in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old is described as being about 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Friends of Thiede said they planned to pass out flyers with his pictures Monday night - after police were able to find a major piece of the puzzle in this case. Thiede has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety, according to authorities. "This doesn't feel right". Later that day, officers were called to the 500 block of South Serrano after someone spotted a man resembling Thiede less a mile away from where his vehicle was found hours earlier.
Friends of the 29-year-old told CBS they believed he had been drugged and said he was "out of it".
His mom said she usually speaks with him every day. "It was a hang-up call".
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Thiede's mother, Janet, thanked those who aided in the search for her son.
Friends have also said that his cellphone's Global Positioning System has sent location signals from multiple places since his disappearance, including the Pico-Union area, but that their calls and texts have gone unanswered.
'At this time, we do not have all the details.
'We stand ready to assist in any way we can, ' they said. There, they found a man who "needed medical attention", the LAPD told the station, without specifying what type of medical attention he needed.
'During the search we were in touch with law enforcement and pledged our full support and assistance. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.