I don’t really know how to write this post. James Kim of CNET (who I co-host the MP3 Insider podcast and Crave video podcast) and his family, wife Kati and daughters Penelope and Sabine, have gone missing. They were last seen Saturday morning in Portland, Oregon, and they were supposed to be driving back to San Francisco that day. He was scheduled to be at work on Tuesday morning.
The only thing we know right now is that they may have called a motel in Gold Beach, Oregon, sometime during the day to stay there that night. However, they never arrived.
We wanted to make sure all the correct authorities had been alerted before blogging about it, but now it’s time to get the word out. A missing persons has also been filed. We’re all very worried and upset, and we want to see them come home safely. Here are some recent photos:
If you’ve seen them, please contact the SFPD at 415-558-5508 during normal business hours, and 415-553-1071 after hours. You may have seen the posting on Engadget already – I hope more bloggers pass this information around. I’ll update as more info becomes available.
Update: They were driving a 2005 silver Saab station wagon with license plate “DOESF,” after their store Doe on Haight St. This according to a Crave post that just went up.
Update: An article on SFGate.com about an aerial search for the Kim family:
An aerial search began today in Oregon for four members of a San Francisco family who went on a Thanksgiving road trip to the Pacific Northwest and were last seen nearly a week ago.
A command center was established in Salem, Ore., to coordinate search efforts of five agencies — the National Guard, the California Highway Patrol, the Coast Guard, the Oregon State Police and Douglas County (Ore.) Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.