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Cold Case Missing Persons

The Beverly Hills Police Department case files remain open concerning these missing persons. Please contact the Police Department if you can provide information concerning the whereabouts of these individuals.

Helmut Ernst Altmann
Case Number 8409522

Helmut Altmann (Missing Person)

Male Caucasian, 6’2", 180 lbs., brown hair, green eyes, with receding hairline

DOB: 02-03-53

Vehicle Information:

  • 1984 Chevrolet Camaro, white in color
  • California vehicle license #1JDK196
  • Vehicle owned by Budget Rent-A-Car


Helmut Ernst Altmann, an Austrian national, came to the Los Angeles area to invest in California real estate and checked into the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 26, 1984. Indicating an October 31, 1984 checkout date and a scheduled return to Austria on November 2, 1984, Altmann was last seen in his hotel room on October 30, 1984. On November 6, 1984, after he was reported missing by his wife, Altmann's hotel room was checked; his clothing,money, passport and return airline ticket to Germany were found in the room.

It is believed that Altmann was driving a rented car and was sightseeing in the Big Sur area of California on October 30, 1984. Altmann's rented car is still outstanding.

Adam Arthur Hecht
Case Number 8904930

Adam Hecht (Missing Person)

Male Caucasian, 5' 11", 160 lbs., black hair, hazel eyes

DOB: 08-06-65


Adam Hecht was last seen on June 7, 1989 at his Beverly Hills residence, leaving in a vehicle he had rented while his own car was being repaired. Two weeks after Hecht was reported missing, the rental car containing his wallet, money, credit cards and driver's license, was found abandoned in Beverly Hills. At the time of his disappearance, Adam Hecht had been interested in meditation, especially in mountain areas.



Telephone the Detective Bureau at (310) 285-2158 or BHPD Watch Commander (24 hours) at (310) 285-2125

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