Rapper reported missing in Los Angeles, police urge public for help
Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding rapper Theophilus London, who has been missing since October, the LAPD announced in a department news release Wednesday.
According to police, the 35-year-old rapper’s family “lost all contact with him” in October and the last known sighting of London was around 12pm local time on October 25 in the Skid Row neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.
“The reporting person and family members of Theophilus lost all contact with him in October 2022. London has not been seen since and his family is concerned,” the LAPD said.
London has black hair and brown eyes, is about 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds, authorities said, and has a birthmark near his left eyebrow.
London’s cousin, Mikhail Noel, shared a message on his Instagram account, asking anyone with information on London’s whereabouts to come forward.
“Theo, we will find you. Your family and friends love you, we need you. We want you here with us in our presence. We ask that we bring you home,” he wrote.
“For anyone who knows anything, please contact me via DM or contact the LAPD. Any information is appreciated to help us find our boyfriend, Theo,” he continued.
London, who has more than 227,000 followers on Instagram, has been active on the platform but does not appear to have posted since July.
The family released a statement through Secretly, a label that worked with London, saying they have been trying to find him for the past few weeks and filed a police report earlier this week, according to The Associated Press.
An LAPD spokesman confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday that a police report had been filed.
“Theo, your father loves you, son,” London’s father, Lary Moses London, said in a family statement obtained by the AP. “We miss you. And all your friends and relatives are looking for you. Wherever you are send us a signal. No matter what we’ll come get you, son.”
ABC News has reached out to London’s family for comment.
London was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean and later moved to Brooklyn in New York City with his family.
In an interview with ABC News in 2013, London reflected on how he got into music and shared his emotions before a show in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in the neighborhood where he grew up.
“I grew up in this park. So to come and play now as an adult, it’s like a dream come true for me to express my creative self in Prospect Park in front of my friends and family tonight,” London said at the time.
London has released three studio albums and is known for collaborating with artists such as Ye, formerly known as Kanye West. He was nominated during the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016 for a Grammy for Best Rap Performance for his feature on West’s “All Day”, which also featured Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney.
His first studio album, Timez Are Weird These Days, was released in 2011 by Reprise Records, while his second album, Vibes, was released by Warner Bros. He later founded his own label and released his latest album, Bebey, in 2020, which featured artists such as Lil Yachty and Raekwon.
Police asked the public to contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800 with any information regarding London’s whereabouts.
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