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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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December 21, 2010

Today at around 2 p.m., David Juarez was dropped off at the City of San Fernando police station by an unknown driver.  Foothill detectives are contacting his parents and investigating the circumstances.

Los Angeles:  The family of David Juarez and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding the 11-year-old missing boy.

On Saturday, December 18, at about 8:30 p.m., Juarez was last seen by his mother, standing in the front yard of his house in the 14000 block of Daventry Avenue in Pacoima. Since then, he has not had any contact with his family.

Hopeful and expecting David Juarez to return home on his own, his parents did not report him missing until 4:30 p.m. this afternoon after checking with family and friends.  Juarez’s parents are extremely concerned for his welfare.

Juarez is described as a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands about five feet and one inch tall, and weighs around 65 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Juarez is asked to call Foothill Division Front Desk at 818-756-8861.  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 1-800-222-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.