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Boyle Heights man reported missing in New York City

L.A. man missing in NYC was reportedly marketing a hangover cure

New York City police are searching for a Boyle Heights man who disappeared two days before Thanksgiving.

Steven Reynoso, 30, was last seen at 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 leaving the Renaissance Hotel on 7th Avenue, according to the NYPD. He was wearing a black pea coat, black jeans, black tennis shoes and carrying a black bag.

Reynoso was in New York with his girlfriend. She told police that Reynoso had told her he was going to visit friends as she was getting ready to see a Broadway show.

The case has some additional turns, according to the New York Daily News.

The paper cites Reynoso’s father as saying that his son was trying to market a hangover cure he invented when he disappeared. The paper also cites local officials as saying Reynoso was in the city for a brief vacation with his girlfriend.

Family members declined to be interviewed by The Times on Sunday in Los Angeles. But the New York Daily News reports include additional details learned from the father, whom the paper identified as 80-year-old Angel Reynoso.

After the younger Reynoso failed to return, the girlfriend stayed at the hotel for three days — and had her mother fly in to be with her —  before returning to California after she ran out of money. Back in L.A., she visited Reynoso’s family to return the missing man’s luggage, then left.

“That was the last time we saw her,” the paper quotes the father as saying. “We don’t know anything about her.”

The police describe Reynoso as 5 foot 10 and 260 pounds.

Contacted on Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said it had no information about the case.

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