Find Missing Joshua Thiede! ***(HAPPY UPDATE: FOUND ALIVE & FINAL UPDATE)***

Missing Young Man, Mysterious Disappearance, New Case

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these
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Find missing Joshua Thiede!
When last seen, he was driving for Uber and Lyft.
And he was last seen on a driving assignment.
This was when he last made his last text message.
Where is Joshua Thiede?

Find Missing Joshua Thiede!

Find Missing Joshua Thiede! Joshua Thiede was last seen on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was last seen in the area of the 1000 block Wilshire Boulevard. Joshua is missing in the city of Los Angeles, California. He was driving a 2014 black Nissan Altima, 4 Door, California license 7CSD450. His last call was on Monday, February 12 to 9-1-1. According to his sister, Joshua was trying to launch a new organic shoe line. He was driving Uber/Lyft to supplement his income. His roommates and friends are working really hard in Los Angeles in the search for Joshua. And their mom has been running leads. According to his family, it is unlike him to disappear without warning them.

Joshua Thiede is a Caucasian male. He is 29 years old. His hair is brown and his eyes are blue. Joshua is described as 6’0″ tall and 170 pounds. It is unknown what Joshua was wearing when he was last seen. Joshua ‘s nickname is Josh.

FINAL UPDATE***: Joshua’s family have posted what they call their final update, on Facebook:

From the Family of Joshua Thiede: Please share.

I want to thank you all again (as I cannot thank you enough) for the support and kindness you gave me in helping me find my son! So many people took their time to look for Josh and extend a helping hand to us in so many ways! Thank you. Thank You. Thank you. Sending much love and prayers to others who have missing family members. Some have family and friends missing for years and months. I cannot image what it must be like for so many of you out there.

Once Joshua was found and taken by squad to the emergency room at a local Los Angeles hospital, I rarely left his side. He experienced significant trauma. We have been asked by the doctors to be very sensitive to his healing process, by not discussing it with him too soon. Please respect our time and privacy on this.

Thank you to his teachers, coaches, school and college friends, and other social figures that have been a testament to my son’s character. I have received many messages that allude to ideas of what may have happened to Josh. Please, I ask you to not speculate. Joshua is having a tough enough time adjusting. We will continue to update as time progresses.

We appreciate ALL the work and support of our family members, friends, co-workers, and law enforcement agencies. We appreciate ALL the efforts and prayers of the public and the media who have taken the time out of their schedules to work on his behalf! We spoke with and messaged some truly incredible people! There are so many people who worked with the LAPD behind the scenes to find Joshua and we can never thank them enough.

Thank you to Uber for providing the police with route locations and times as promptly as they could. Although it is stated in some media that Lyft has reached out to our family, they have not. It is my understanding that Lyft did not provide route locations or times to the police. The time spent on waiting for paperwork creates delays that missing persons cannot afford. Thank you to all the ride share driver organizations that reached out to look for Joshua. We appreciate your extra eyes on the road. Please be safe!

Thank you to the missing persons organizations that so freely contact families and offer all the support that they can provide. It is my hope that I may someday help them. I am not a person who normally asks people to help me. I prefer to help others. One of the lessons that I learned is to accept help when you need it. I appreciate those who gave me that help while not expecting anything in return.

Thanks again for your support and concern! I am taking care of my son. Please feel free to share my final note!

UPDATE: Joshua Thiede has been found alive but has been hospitalized. A family member has posted this on Facebook:

We are extremely pleased to announce that Joshua Thiede has been found. He is at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. I will be getting on a plane as soon as possible to take care of him.

At this time, we do not have all the details. We are just extremely happy that he is alive. We are continuing to ask the LAPD to investigate the circumstances that landed him in the hospital.

Josh is a health-conscious vegan who works out regularly and eats organic food. He was driving Uber and Lyft to support himself while he worked on developing an organic shoe line.

A special thank you to the tireless, incredible efforts of Yokeena Jamar and Kevin Young for being our feet on the ground in Los Angeles. Thank you to the wonderful men and women of the LAPD for all their hard work and kindness. Thank you to all our fantastic family members and friends who worked with me behind the scenes to check leads and verify information. Thank you to the media for calling to check facts and their kindness to Joshua’s family and friends. And, thank you to ALL the amazing social media volunteers who took the time to post, tweet, and share information that helped find someone they did not know. It is because of all your efforts that Joshua was found.

Thanks again for all your kindness and support! It is deeply appreciated! #JoshThiedeHasBeenFound!

Find Missing Joshua Thiede!

Joshua Thiede’s loved ones are doing everything they can to find him. Families know their loved ones better than anyone. And this family insist that it is unlike Joshua to just disappear without warning them. It is unclear if police suspect foul play. But Joshua’s family & friends and community need him back home. His loved ones are going through their worst nightmare. Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Joshua Thiede? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for his disappearance? If you have information, you’re asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department. Call them at: (213) 996-1800 or at:
(877) 527-3247. If you see Joshua Thiede, call 9-1-1 immediately!

The top photo and additional information are courtesy of the Aware Foundation, Inc.
The second image and additional information are courtesy of the sister of Joshua Thiede.

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  1. Everything is tracked now in days, especially him working for uber and lyft. The more I read different news article’s it sounds more like his family is promoting his organic shoes? I hope he is found safe and alive but if he does appear with a bs story that would sound more like a fake kidnapping promotional stunt.

    • Hello, Danny:

      We’ll see where the evidence leads. For now, he should have the benefit of the doubt.

      Lisa DeSherlia