Published: Tue, February 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Missing Uber/Lyft Driver Joshua Thiede Found Alive, Friends Say

Missing Uber/Lyft Driver Joshua Thiede Found Alive, Friends Say

According to the CBS Local video below, Thiede's mother, Janet, said her son's cell phone placed a call to 911 on Monday - a day after his disappearance - but the caller hung up before the call was answered by dispatch. Thiede's friends did not provide any further details on how he was located at the hospital or what happened to him.

He was found a short while later in the Good Samaritan hospital in downtown L.A.

Ross Stracke, who lives on Kingsley Drive, said he noticed the Altima had a ticket on its windshield, which is likely what tipped off authorities to its location.

However, the 29-year-old hasn't been seen since then.

The Nissan Altima belonging to Joshua Thiede, who has been missing for a week, is seen as it is towed down Western Avenue, just north of Harvard Heights, from where it was found in Koreatown on February 19, 2018. Bloodhound went in. Bloodhound went out.

Missing persons detectives are continuing to investigate the case, Im confirmed.

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The first break came Monday morning when Thiede's vehicle was found, more than a week after he vanished.

Thiede's mother, a prevalent voice in the frantic search for her son - even from her home in OH - confirmed the development on Facebook.

Yokeena Jamar, a friend of Joshua's, said loved ones believe he disappeared while driving for Lyft. "I will be getting on a plane as soon as possible to take care of him", Janet Thiede wrote Tuesday morning.

The car's discovery could be "a major piece of the puzzle that was missing", said friend Kevin Young, according to CBS News.

Thiede is white, with brown hair and blue eyes, police said. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs around 170 pounds.

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