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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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14-Year-Old Critical Missing Boy in Newton NR12364bb

August 1, 2012

Armahn Parrish returned home last night around 9 p.m., he is in good condition and told his mother that he was at a park.

Los Angeles: 
  The family of Armahn Parrish and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Rampart Division are asking for the public’s help to locate Parrish.

On Monday, July 30, 2012 around 1 p.m., Armahn Parrish was with his mother at the Big Lots shopping center located in the 600 block of South Hill Street.  Parrish was allowed go to the male restroom alone while his mother went to the female restroom. When his mother exited the restroom, she could not locate her son. LAPD responded to the shopping center and conducted a search of the location and surrounding area but was unable to find Parrish.    

Parrish is Autistic and has wandered off in the past.  Parrish’s mother told police that he is interested in sports and likes to visit local parks.  
Parrish is described as a 14 year-old male Black with dark hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 168 pounds with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, gray shorts, black Fedora hat, and black tennis shoes.  
Anyone with information on Parrish whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Newton Division at 323-846-6576.  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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.



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