Henri Zimand, an Israeli billionaire based in Morocco, confirmed on Tuesday that he had filed a report with the police and the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles about his missing son, Syril, 28.
He told Channel 2 that the last place his son was seen was at USA Hostels in Hollywood.
Syril Zimand, an aspiring screenwriter, left Israel and flew to Los Angeles with the goal of writing and selling his screenplays, the Jewish Journal in LA reported last week. He checked into a hostel in Hollywood on November 10 and stayed there until November 24. Then he disappeared.
An official at the Israeli Consulate said he had no information as to Syril's whereabouts.