Downtown's 'poet-broker' missing in Joshua Tree *

Ed Rosenthal is the subject of an active search after his car was found over the weekend at the Black Rock campground in Joshua Tree National Park. Rosenthal, 64, a veteran commercial real estate broker in Downtown, had told friends he was going to the desert to celebrate a couple of sales. He was last spotted on Friday, telling others he was headed out for a day hike. Rosenthal brokered the recent sale of Clifton’s Cafeteria, and is better known to many downtown as a poet about the neighborhood. "I speak on behalf of the entire downtown community when I say that we are deeply concerned," City Councilman Jose Huizar told NBC 4 tonight. LA Business Journal, Blogdowntown, LA Times

Also: Searchers are looking in Griffith Park tonight for a missing 56-year-old woman. * Tuesday morning update: The remains of a woman were found at the bottom of a ravine. She has been identified as Sally Menke, Quentin Tarantino's long-time film editor.

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