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Visual Effects Producer Mysteriously Disappears Before Thanksgiving

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Eric Kohler, missing since November 24 (via KTLA) A young visual effects producer vanished last Tuesday and now police are looking for help with the mysterious disappearance.

Eric Anthony Kohler, 27, who has worked on major studio films—including X-Men, The Avengers and World War Z—was last seen leaving work in Gardena around 4 p.m. on November 24, reports the L.A. Times. Kohler was driving his new black Range Rover in the 1700 block of El Segundo Boulevard, according to CBS LA. He left without his wallet, laptop and other personal belongings.

Kohler did, however, still have his cell phone. Phone records and surveillance video indicate that he went to a Food 4 Less parking lot after leaving work, but his phone seems to have turned off after that, reports NBC LA.

LAPD do not suspect foul play and Lt. Joseph Sanchez of the LAPD's Pacific Division tells KTLA that Kohler doesn't have a history of disappearing. His family tells KNTV-TV that he never misses work. "He had big ambition to work hard and that's what he's been doing and something bad happened," his mother, Sheryi Kohler, says.

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According to CBS LA, Kohler is described as 5 feet 10, 160 pounds, with straight brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue collared shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes and a brown leather watch band on his left wrist. His black 2015 Range Rover Evoque with matte black rims has no license plates, but has "Hornburg" car dealer plate coverings.

Anyone with information on Kohler's disappearance is asked to call the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800. After hours, call LAPD's RACR Division at 213-484-6700.