Help Find CNET's James Kim and Family

A member of the technology press community and his family have been missing since November 25, and they need your help in locating them and seeing them home safe.

James Kim is a CNET senior editor, and contributor to the Crave technology blog. For the Thanksgiving holiday, they left their home in Noe Valley, San Francisco on November 17, traveling by station wagon to Seattle. They were expected to return home on November 27, and were last seen in Portland, Oregon, on the early afternoon of November 25, where they had brunch with a family friend. Kim and his family were last seen driving a silver Saab station wagon with personalized California plates: DOESF

James was traveling with his wife Kati, and children Penelope, age 4, and Sabine, just 7 months old. Colleagues noted James and Kati missing on the morning of the 27th.


The San Francisco Police Dept. has posted a complete Missing Persons report here. If you have any information whatsoever that may lead to the Kims' whereabouts, you're urged to call Inspector Angela Martin of the SFPD Missing Persons Unit, at (415) 558-5508.

More photos of James and Kati can be found on CNET's Crave blog, where you can also leave your prayers and best wishes for their safe return.

The "DOE" on Kim's license plate refers to Doe Fine Goods, one of two apothecary boutiques the family owns. Doe is located on Lower Haight Street, specializing in unique toiletries, designer clothes for women, and baby accessories. The Kims also own Church Street Apothecary, which specializes in housewares, bath accessories, and gifts. James' aesthetic touch and technical acumen can be seen on their Web sites.

The San Francisco Chronicle this morning features a story including quotes from family members, and those who last spoke with the Kim family.

BetaNews extends its prayers and best wishes to the Kims, and will be sharing information among our friends in the technology press and with you, as we all prepare for the good news of their safe recovery.

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