A man who has been reported missing was last seen in Little Tokyo on Aug. 26.

Michael Le, 48, is described as gravely mentally disabled. He is Vietnamese American, stands 5’10”, weighs 150 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He is missing some upper front teeth.

Michael Le

His family in the Bay Area told The Rafu Shimpo, “Our brother, Michael Le, has been psychiatrically ill for many decades and is in need of his medications. He has been in a locked group home in Glendora for the last 11 years. Unfortunately he got agitated and somehow ended up getting taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center.

“For unclear reasons that we are still trying to sort out, instead of taking him back to Glendora, the MDC just opened the front door and let him out on the street! This was on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

“He was wearing blue hospital scrubs shirt and pants and was last spotted on Friday, Aug. 26, by the Starbucks on 2nd Street and Central.

“Our family and friends have spent the past week passing out flyers and talking to the community by Little Tokyo and Skid Row, but no luck yet.

“A missing person report #22-2349 was filed up here in San Francisco (where we live), and has been transferred to the Central Station. Also reference Booking #6449988.

“We have also reached out to Councilmember Kevin De Leon’s office for assistance and are awaiting a follow-up from them.”

For additional details, email uyennie@gmail.com or call:

David Le, (650) 207-4500

Uyen Quach, (408) 914-8310

Uyen Nguyen, (415) 640-9838

If found, call 911, LAPD or TIPS (800-222-8477).

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  1. Thank you so much Yumi and Rafu Shrimpo for your support to help us find Michael. We are truly grateful to you.

    – Michael’s family and friends