CNET editor James Kim, family missing

(From CNET) CNET senior editor James Kim and his family are missing. The 35-year-old Kim, his wife Kati and daughters Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months) left their home in San Francisco last week on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. They were last seen on Saturday, November 25, in Portland, Ore., according to the San Francisco Police Department, which has opened a missing persons’ investigation. They were driving a 2005 silver Saab station wagon with the personalized California license plate “DOESF.” Those with information about the Kim family’s whereabouts are asked to contact San Francisco police immediately at 415-558-5508 during normal business hours and at 415-553-1071 after-hours. Portland police can be reached at 503-823-4000.

SF Police Department’s missing person page regarding the Kim family.

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  • Shannon

    I guess it takes a while for family members to convince the police that someone is missing, but I thought it was too bad that we just heard about this on local Portland news last night. That’s five days since the family was last seen here. So sad–and strange and scary.

  • How awful! I hope they are discovered to be safe and sound quickly.

  • Lin

    I just heard of this too just a couple days ago. There should have been more info about it out to the public much sooner.


    I live on one of the routes that could be taken to the coast from the main I-5 Hwy. the more information known about the Kim’s, the more likely they can be located.

    Are they runners? do they hike? are they curious about natural things –enough to pack the kids on their backs and take a little hike, say back to a waterfall that Kati might have known about? Had the husband been to the U of O? could they have stopped in Eugene to check it out? (which would mean they would have taken either 38 or 42 to get to Gold Beach). Was Kati familiar with the roads to the coast?(most people know not to take the Agness rd in the winter) Usually people have a favorite town they like to go back to, did Kati have one when she lived here? There are so many little things that would help get into their thinking…our newspaper did not even say when they were expected back—on the web I found out they were expected back on Monday. That is a heck of trip to go from Portland on Saturday morning and get back to the bay area by Monday -AND swing over to the coast on the way. Pretty impratical. Means you’d have to book it down to Gold Beach. I wouldn’t even think of going that route with so little time, and it would make the Sunday trip back to the Bay area a very tiring one. Just doesn’t seem rational with little ones in tow. Is it possible they changed plans? The weather reports were not good for last weekend. There was snow predicted in the mountains. I heard once that they called from their cell when they were in Salem. i don’t know if that’s true or not. It’s possible the contents of that conversation would help.

    Tomorrow (Sunday) I am going to go out and drive this route, which is Hwy. 34. If anyone knows anything that would be helpful, please post.