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A friend's father has gone missing...

Verizon Won't Release GPS Of Missing Violinist
Article Source: cbs2.com

Violinist Robert Korda has been missing for since Wednesday.

The family and friends are their father, a violinist recently diagnosed with leukemia, and are having no luck getting the man's cell phone carrier to assist in the search.

Police say 69-year-old Robert Alan Korda was last seen Wednesday afternoon at his Van Nuys home.

"We're trying to get Verizon Wireless, his (cellphone) carrier, to release the GPS location of his phone because that is the only lead we have at this point," his son Noah Korda said.

He said Verizon was would not provide the information to him or law enforcement.

"I understand there are laws, but this is a major emergency," he said.

Family members said Korda was scheduled to work at Gower Studios, but never showed up. They also said it was out of character for Korda to lose contact with his family.

"It's weird," his son Noah Korda said. "My father is a non-drinker, non-gambler, non-smoker...he just completely disappeared."

Noah Korda said there has been no activity on any of his father's banking or credit card accounts since he vanished and there was no reason to believe the man had been upset or distressed about anything.

Korda is white with grey hair and brown eyes and a goatee. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 135 pounds and wears eyeglasses.

He drives a white Geo Metro, California license plate 3GPJ453.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call the LAPD's Missing Persons Unit at (213) 485-5381 or (877) LAPD-24-7.


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Jul. 12th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)

If I understood correctly, the POLICE officially asked for the GPS coordinates and Verizon refused?

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Jul. 12th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you posted about this too.

Here's a video link, especially important for those in Souther California to watch, so they can keep their eyes peeled for any sightings:

Jul. 12th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
That's some BULLSHIT on Verizon's part! I hope the police stay on it, and get a court order to access the information.

I can't imagine if ANYONE I loved was missing, and their wireless carrier refused to help me. God help whoever is in the office on the day I go storming down there ...

Prayers for your friend and her fam, Beth.
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