Family Seeks Whereabouts of Missing Gardena Man


The family of Andrew Torii, a 20-year-old El Camino College student, is asking the public’s help in finding his whereabouts. Torii, who lives in Gardena, was last seen on Nov. 29, leaving his car, cellphone and wallet behind. He is five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 lbs.

Since his disappearance, the Torii family has filed a missing persons report with the Gardena Police Department and reached out for help through e-mails, Facebook and Twitter. Jim Torii, Andrew’s father, said that his son was stressed about school and may have wanted to get away from his family and friends. Andrew graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in 2008.

“He left a note on his bed saying he was picked up by a friend, he was staying overnight with the friend, he’s very stressed out and he would be back Tuesday 11/30/10 after class. We believe this note was a decoy so we would not look for him until at least Wednesday 12/1/10 – he wanted a head start,” said Jim, in an e-mail.

If you have information, call (310) 940-4131.


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