Missing Friend: James Kim

i just received word from Chris Pirillo that James Kim and his family is missing after stopping in Portland last Saturday for brunch with friends. Missing are Kim, his wife and two children, Penelope, 4 and 6-month-old daughter, Sabine. If you know anything about James’ whereabouts, you can contact the SFPD by calling 415-558-5508 during normal business hours and 415-553-1071 after hours.

From Chris Pirillo’s blog:

CNET editor and former Fresh Gear contributor and Lab analyst James Kim has been missing since Saturday. ANY word, especially from people in the Oregon area is appreciated. The information is all below from the official investigation by the SFPD.

Missing Family Includes: James, Kati, Penelope (age 4.5) and Sabine (6 months). Last name is Kim.

Overview: The Kim Family left San Francisco on November 17th on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. They had thanksgiving in Seattle with family and then drove to Portland. They were last seen by their friends in Portland who they had brunch with on Saturday, November 25. According to their friends, their plans were to drive out to the town of Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast and then make their way back to San Francisco. James was expected back at work on Tuesday, November 28th. When no one had heard from him by Wednesday morning employees at the Kims’ two stores and his colleagues at CNET began to make phone calls to his family and friends to inquire of his whereabouts. Presently, the SFPD is investigating the case.

5 Comments so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 6:50 am

    This isn’t just relegated to that blog.

    Engadget, CNet News, ZDNet and many others have notices up about him. What really gets my goat is that no one here has really reported him missing and his license plate: DOESF

    I’ve known James since his days way back on ZDNet. Let’s just hope he pops up and got stuck at some motel without net access and he is just incommunicado.

  2. Betsy (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

    There was a report on Channel 8 (KGW) this morning, and it ‘s the lead story on their site right now:


  3. dieselboi (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    boingboing picked up the story also.

  4. T-bone (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

    KGO reports that they didn’t show up for a
    motel reservation in Gold Beach.

  5. Jennifer (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of James. He showed true bravery setting out on foot for help to rescue his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kim family.

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