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Violinist Missing for 3 Days, Verizon Wireless Could Help Solve the Case

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Robert Korda was supposed to leave his Van Nuys home for a gig at Sunset Gower studios in Hollywood Thursday morning, but he never showed up.

By that afternoon, his family, who does not live with him, became worried and began looking into the matter. Korda was last seen the day before and with no clues of his whereabouts, Korda's son Noah made a police report at 10 p.m., followed by blogging and twittering about his father.

"I dont know where to begin. PLEASE HELP. MY FATHER IS MISSING," Noah titled a blog post. "I know this is going to sound like another bogus chain email but I assure you that it is not. I personally dont know how I am keeping it together at the moment. My father has gone missing and I need help. I know that sometimes sending out messages like this can help locate people. I am asking for any help at this point. Someone might have seen him."

When Noah woke up the next morning, traffic increased on his blogs, tweets went out and some of his friends began replacing their photos with Korda's. The LAPD sent out later in the day media outlets began to talk about what happened.