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Justin Bieber lookalike reported missing in West Hollywood

He's been missing for a week.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Aug 24, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 2:43 am CDT

Tobias Strebel, the 35-year-old man who got plastic surgery to resemble Justin Bieber, has been reported missing. 

According to ABC7, Strebel (who previously went by the name Toby Sheldon) was last seen in West Hollywood on Aug. 18, and friend Mel Espinoza told the outlet it’s “very unusual” that he’s been missing this long, especially without leaving a note. 

Strebel entered the limelight after appearing on E!’s plastic surgery reality show Botched in 2014. Last year he also appeared in a music video with fellow celebrity impersonators who’d gotten plastic surgery to look like Madonna and Jennifer Lawrence. Strebel allegedly spent roughly $100,000 to look more like a version of the younger Bieber. His Twitter and Instagram accounts haven’t been updated in some time. 

Police say he may have been driving a 2009 Toyota Camry. The LAPD is still looking for leads. 

Update Aug. 26, 6:28pm: TMZ reports that Sheldon was found dead Aug. 21 in a Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley. A cause of death has not been determined. 

H/T ABC 7 | Screengrab via GR Media/YouTube 

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*First Published: Aug 24, 2015, 3:23 pm CDT