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Poet-Broker Ed Rosenthal Reported Missing

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, September 27, 2010, at 06:57PM
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Poet-broker Ed Rosenthal reads his poetry at Gary Leonard's Take My Picture gallery during the August 2009 Downtown Art Walk.

Poet-broker Ed Rosenthal, a figure in the Downtown arts and real estate communities, is missing after failing to return from a weekend hike in Joshua Tree National Park.


Update (Thursday noon): Rosenthal has been found alive but in critical condition.


According to a report that first appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Rosenthal was reported missing Sunday evening after his car was found at the park's Black Rock campground. The L.A. Times reports that Rosenthal was last seen Friday.

Rosenthal has brokered a number of large deals Downtown, but is best known for his poetry about the neighborhood.

Update (Wednesday): Search and rescue efforts continue, but thus far there has still been no sign of Rosenthal. 55 individuals are currently involved in the search.

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