Missing VFX Producer Found Safe in Mexico, Now Home With Family

Eric Kohler missing

UPDATED SUNDAY, DEC. 6: The family of Eric Kohler, the vfx producer who had been missing for more than a week, has posted a statement on Facebook saying that he is home with his family. His sister Kristina Loren posted the statement Sunday morning, saying:

“To all of our family and friends, we are blessed to share the wonderful news that Eric is SAFE and currently in the loving arms of family. It has been an emotional journey for everyone. Our family, as well as Eric, would like to extend our extreme gratitude for all of the love and support everyone has shown over the past couple of weeks. We couldn’t be happier that Eric is home and we thank you all so much ‪#‎KohlerIsHome‬

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday that Kohler, the 27 year-old vfx producer who went missing last week, was found safe in Mexico.

A local man in the Baja California town of La Paz spotted Kohler earlier this week and notified law enforcement officials, who notified the LAPD.

“Detectives from the Missing Persons Unit reviewed information provided to them and have determined that Mr. Eric Kohler is currently in the city of La Paz, Mexico and is no longer considered a missing person,” a statement from the LAPD read.

It’s unclear why the “X-Men” and “Avengers” visual effects producer had traveled to Mexico.

Los Angeles police were searching for Kohler for the past week after his family reported him missing after he vanished near the office of his company in Gardena, Calif.  He left the facility Tuesday, Nov. 24 without his wallet, laptop, bags and other personal belongings.



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  1. ANONYMOUS says:

    HE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN PUBLICLY AND PAY FOR THE SERVICES USED IN LOCATING HIM……………more proof the VFX industry has ceased to function like a normal industry

  2. Ken Ayeroff says:


    I hope you get charged for every penny of costs incurred by law enforcement and others searching for you. I don’t know who you think you are, but you have no right to cause our tax dollars to be wasted as a result of your impromptu disappearance.

    • an angry kohler supporter says:

      Your inconsiderate whoever YOU ARE. I grew up with this kid and we were worried sick. Nobody knows why he left or what really went on. You don’t know.

    • todd says:

      What if he didn’t know people thought he was missing? Not to mention, it’s his prerogative to go where he wants without telling anybody.

  3. aaron says:

    According to his sister he is still missing

  4. Vivi says:

    This is not true – the family’s sister confirmed that the photo taken in Mexico was a hoax. Please take this down.

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