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News Release

Monday, September 16, 2013

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19-Year-Old Student Missing NR13428rh

Choi has returned home to her family.

Los Angeles:  The family of Janet Ji Young Choi and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Choi who is missing from the Los Angeles Area.

On September 14, 2013, around 11:50 a.m., Janet Ji Young Choi was last seen at her residence in the 4900 block of Maplewood Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Choi has not been seen or heard from since.  This is very unusual for Ms. Choi since she never made it to her Saturday Art School.  Ms. Choi’s family is extremely worried and concerned for her safety.

Janet Ji Young Choi is described as a 19-year-old female Korean, with black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs around 90 pounds.  

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Janet Ji Young Choi, please contact Missing Persons Unit, Detective A. Mercado at (213) 996-1800. During non- business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.