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Monday, February 7, 2000

Media Relations

Family Requests the Public's Help in Locating Missing Relative

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, February 7, 2000

Family Requests the Public's Help in Locating Their Missing Relative

Jerry Acero was last seen Saturday, January 22, 2000, at approximately 9:00 p.m., in the 400 block of Bauchet Street in Los Angeles. Mr. Acereo is described as a male, Hispanic, 5 feet, 125 pounds, 45 years of age, with short black hair, brown eyes, and he has no teeth or dentures. Mr. Acero may now have facial hair comprised of a beard and mustache. He is wheelchair bound and has been diagnosed as being mentally challenged, as he functions on the level of an eight year-old.

Mr. Acero's family will handle all press contacts and provide additional photos upon request. Elizabeth Esquer, mother of Mr. Acero, and/or Colleen Acero, sister of Mr. Acero, have agreed to be interviewed. They can be reached at:

7704 Gretna Avenue
Whittier, California 90606
Home telephone: 562-692-4500

Please refer any information to the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at 213-485-5381. Photos are also available from the Los Angeles Police Department, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.


For Release 8:15 am PST
February 7, 2000



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