Music Video Director Has Been Missing Since Late December
Family members and the LAPD say that Travis Peterson, an L.A. based filmmaker and music video director, has not been seen since December 30.
According to LA Weekly, the last time Peterson made contact was during the afternoon of December 29, when he sent a voice mail to his wife, Emilie Halpern. Peterson was last seen on December 30 at a 76 gas station on the 1500 block of Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Police say that security footage confirmed his presence at the gas station.
Halpern believed that Peterson may have taken a drive on the Angeles Crest Highway at some point, as he’s been known to do that on occasion. She told LA Weekly that, on January 3, the LAPD sent a helicopter to roam an area of the highway to search for any signs of Peterson.
The LAPD told LAist on Friday that there have been no updates since the department first issued a notice on Peterson.
The LAPD describe Peterson as a 40-year-old, white male with blond hair and green eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 180 pounds. Peterson drives a silver, 2002 Volvo with the California license plate “4YCV509.” Anyone with information is asked to call Missing Persons Unit Detective L. Saiza at (213) 996-1800. Calls during non-business hours or on weekends should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).
As noted at Pitchfork, Peterson's work includes music videos for L.A. indie stalwarts such as Ariel Pink and Nite Jewel. He’s also done videos for Glass Candy and Vivian Girls, and produced the Julia Holter song, "Everytime Boots." Here are some of the videos he'd directed: