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Monday, December 4, 2006

Lost family found! … partly

posted by on December 4 at 18:52 PM

Since November 25th, the Kim family seemed to have just disappeared. The family of four (James Kim, an editor at CNET, Kati Kim and their two young daughters) were driving from Seattle to San Francisco and after stopping for dinner at a Denny’s outside Roseburg, OR, they never made it to their reserved hotel or back home to San Francisco.

A massive search effort ensued and just hours ago, a helicopter hired by the Kims’s family spotted Kati waving an umbrella near from near “Bear Camp Viewpoint” (elevation: 4,200 ft.) in southern Oregon. James left the family two days ago to get help, apparently, and has still not been found.

That’s all the information news agencies have for now: no word on how they went missing in the first place, the condition of Kati and the kids, or where the hell James could be.

Anyway, part one of the mystery is resolved, so you can all take one half-sigh of relief. No aliens, no kidnappers, so horrible random trail-stabbings. I hope James turns up and isn’t eating bark and freezing to death somewhere.

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the sight of the little, seven-month old girl alive and well here:

really made my night. i hope James Kim turns up.

Posted by phew | December 4, 2006 10:28 PM

did you really write that last line? pretty callous. what if that was someone you knew? rude.

Posted by BR | December 4, 2006 10:39 PM

I think "freezing to death" was intended to be read metaphorically rather than literally. But it's little too apropos given that he is probably dead.

But BR, get a fucking life. Or a manners column.

Posted by winki | December 5, 2006 4:10 AM

someone at the stranger is training the intern well - sloppy toss offs - is he eating bark, and dead - to spice up the coverage

mrik, save yourself and go somewhere where they can teach you to write

Posted by Sigurd | December 5, 2006 7:21 AM

a helicopter hired by the Kims’s family

Remember, kids, if you ever get lost in the mountains while driving to a cushy resort, it's best to have a well-off family.

(For some reason, though, not well-off enough, it seems, to have two cell phones between them.)

Posted by K | December 5, 2006 12:07 PM

Hey K,

If you take a few seconds to google, you'll find that renting a helicopter isn't an outrageous sum of money. And Harrison Ford is never too busy to jump in his copter and help out.

So remember kids, if you get lost and K is your relative, you're fucked cause he's too busy feeling morally superior and can't part with $150 to help out.

What I don't understand is how James Kim doesn't have a portable GPS unit with him at all times, he reviews all sorts of crazy stuff for CNET.

Posted by PDXRitchie | December 5, 2006 3:25 PM

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