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News Release

Friday, May 31, 2013

Media Relations

25-year-old Missing Person NR13181cj

Los Angeles: A friend of Juan Ortega and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating Ortega. Ortega resides in Argentina and was visiting the Los Angeles area.

Ortega was last seen on May 29, 2013, around 10 p.m., at his friend’s home in the 100 block of 7th St, in Central Los Angeles. Ortega has not been seen or heard from since and his friend is extremely concerned for his welfare.  Friends say that Ortega was going to meet an unknown friend he met on a social network.

Ortega is described as a 25-year-old male Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and dark blue jeans.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ortega please contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective Saiza 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 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.