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News Release

Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Media Relations

Child Abduction Regional Emergency Alert Issued


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing children.

On Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at about 5:00 p.m., seven year-old Joey and 13 year-old Angel Salinas were taken by their natural mother from the adopted parents’ home, located in the 14200 block of Hubbard Street in Sylmar. Joey was last seen wearing a short sleeve red shirt and blue jeans. Angel was wearing a grey T-shirt with black stripes and grey pants.

The mother, Patricia Ybarra, is 31 year-old Hispanic and has black hair, brown eyes, 5’ 4", 140 lbs. She is possibly driving a black 2003 Toyota Camry or Corolla, license plate #5CGY416.

Photographs of the mother and abducted children are available at Foothill Area Police Station, 12760 Osborne Street, Pacoima.

Anyone with information is requested to call Foothill Area Police Station, at 818-756-8861. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.