Joshua Thiede

MISSING: Rideshare driver vanishes without a trace; phone is used to call 911 a day after his disappearance

A rideshare driver in California hasn’t been heard from a week after picking up a fare in downtown Los Angeles, according to his family.

According to KCBS, Joshua Thiede, 29, was last seen Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Wilshire Boulevard, located just north of the 110 Freeway.

His mother, Janet Thiede, tweeted that her son had moved from Ohio to Los Angeles to start a shoe line and was driving for Uber and Lyft to make a living.

Janet also claimed that Joshua, or someone using his phone, had called 911 last Monday at 2:30 p.m. but the call abruptly ended before a dispatcher answered. The phone was later traced to Venice Boulevard and Burlington Avenue but has since been disconnected, My News LA reported.

The last fare Joshua picked up on Sunday was a 15-minute trip through Lyft. The Los Angeles Police Department said he was driving a black 2014 Nissan Altima with California license plate, 7CSD450, at the time of his disappearance.

Additionally, KCBS noted that all of Joshua’s social media accounts have been deleted.

Police described Joshua as being 6-foot tall, weighing about 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about Joshua Thiede’s whereabouts should call the Los Angeles Police’s Department Missing Persons unit at 213-996-1800 or 877-527-3247.

[Featured Image: Joshua Thiede/Twitter]