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Nick Stahl Still Missing, Police Will 'Keep an Eye Out' For Him

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After a Wednesday sighting in West Hollywood turned out to be a false report, the search is still on for missing actor Nick Stahl.

Stahl, who has struggled with drug and alcohol addition throughout his adult life, hasn't been seen since May 9, and Rose Murphy, his estranged wife, thinks the 32-year-old actor might be somewhere on Skid Row.

Murphy filed a missing persons report on Monday, saying that she hadn't seen Stahl for five days. In February, Murphy filed documents in court saying that she thought her husband was back on drugs, and requesting that he only see their two-year-old daughter under supervision, after having taken a drug test.

Police are reportedly looking for him, but based on most publicized accounts, perhaps a more apt description of what they're doing is "calling if they happen to see him."

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For instance, according to the LA Times, "officials said they are not sure why Stahl disappeared and whether he wants to be found...LAPD officials said officers who work the downtown beat have been given copies of his photo and told to keep an eye out for him."

LAPD Detective Carmine S. Sasso told People that, "We are tracking down a few leads and using internal sources with information we have to see if we can quickly locate him...The family asks that this be kept very low-key, and that affects our ability to successfully solve these cases."

And The Daily Beast notes that: according to the LAPD's Richard French, the actor has not met the criteria for a critical missing person..."He is an adult and if he wants to disappear it is his prerogative," French said.

If Stahl has family members who want to find him, they might be best advised to go look themselves.

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