CNET Editor James Kim & Family Missing


Horrible news… James Kim and his family have not returned from a Pacific Northwest road trip. They were last seen Saturday in Oregon driving their silver 2005 Saab station wagon with California tags of “DOESF.” See the documents below for more detailed information and contact numbers. :(

12/6/06 UPDATE: James Kim’s wife and children were found on Monday alive and well at their stranded car. James, who went to look for help on foot after a week without being rescued, has just been found. He didn’t make it.

I’m very upset that in this day and age with all the technology we have available to us, that the family wasn’t found sooner and that his death wasn’t prevented. I hope there will be a memorial fund set up for the kids that we can contribute to — Expect an update when such an announcement is made.

12/21/06 UPDATE: Stephen notes that CNET has started a collection on behalf of the Kim family.

“The James Kim Memorial Fund”
c/o CNET Networks
235 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

I’ll be donating all ZNF Google Adsense revenue for the month of December. My employer will match charitable contributions up to a certain amount, but it looks like I have to wait until the official fund is set up with a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) number.

4 thoughts on “CNET Editor James Kim & Family Missing”

  1. I’ve enjoyed the insight and humor James has provided covering digital audio players for CNET, both online and via video clips hosted on TiVo. Though I’m hoping for the best, I feel pretty crappy about this after so many days passing without any contact.

    I don’t feel hopeful, but I want to do my part in getting the word out in case anyone has potential leads. The San Francisco Chronicle syndicates many of my posts via BlogBurst, so hopefully this will get picked up.

  2. Damn – my expectation is a car wreck off the road in some out of the way place. But I hope they’re found safely.

    Unrelated, the new comment notification seems to be busted – I get this on the page just below this comment box:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: show_manual_subscription_form() in /homepages/17/d137252284/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/themes/head/comments.php on line 88

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