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Saturday, August 21, 2010

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On August 21, 2010, at 9 p.m., 12-year-old Armhan Parish was found on a commuter train in the area of Compton Boulevard and Imperial Highway in the city of Compton.  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified the child after receiving the initial alert from the Los Angeles Police Department.   Parish was returned home to his family and he is in good health.

Los Angeles:  A local family and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old missing boy from the LAPD’s Wilshire Division area.

Today, at around 11:50 a.m., Armhan Parish was last seen near his home in the 1100 block of Norton Avenue.   It is believed he may have wandered off after taking out the trash.  Parish is autistic but he is in good health.  His family is extremely concerned about his welfare.

Parish is described as an African American male with brown hair, brown eyes.  He stands about five feet two inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt and brown checkered shorts.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Parish is asked to call LAPD Wilshire Division Juvenile Detectives at 213-473-0476.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-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.