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News Release

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Media Relations

Critical Missing NR11365cj

80 year-old Missing Woman &
21 year-old Missing Man

Los Angeles: The family of Barbara and Justin Berlin and the LAPD detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing locating them.

On August 6, 2011, 80-year-old Barbara Berlin left her home in the 19000 block of Gledhill Street in Northridge with her grandson, Justin Berlin. They were going to a Special Olympics baseball practice at Balboa Park.  Justin, 21-years-old, was reported by relatives as having the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, Barbara had just started showing signs of dementia.  They did not make it to the practice.  They were last seen leaving in a 2001 maroon Nissan Sentra with license plate number 4TIV134.  Justin’s parents are very concerned for their safety

Barbara Berlin is described as a white female with grey hair and brown eyes.  She stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 109 lbs with a thin build.

Justin is described as a white male, brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at around 6 feet and weighs 220 lbs, with a heavy build.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these two persons is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division at 818-832-0633.  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 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.