Authorities Wednesday circulated a photo of a missing 28-year-old man who was last seen in Lancaster two weeks ago.

Josef Keiontae Chappelle was last seen about 4 p.m. Aug. 17 in the 44200 block of Artesia Mill Court, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement.

Chappelle is Black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds, with short brown hair, brown eyes, a tattoo of the word “Gemini” on his right arm and another of unspecified Asian characters on his left arm. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and tan pants, and usually wears prescription glasses.

Anyone with information on Chappelle’s whereabouts was asked to contact the LASD Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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