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Saturday, October 19, 2013

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22-year-old Female Kidnapped by Ex-boyfriend NR13464sm

Los Angeles:   The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollenbeck Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the victim and the suspect who were last seen near the 4000 block of Huntington Drive.

On October 18, 2013, around 7:00 p.m., Karen Pineda was seen asking the suspect, ex-boyfriend  Jose Luis Marin (AKA Jose Luis Marin Duran) to leave the area because the police had been called. 

The detectives investigation revealed that Marin shoved Pineda inside his vehicle after an argument prior to driving off.

The LAPD needs the public’s help to find Karen Pineda who is described as a 22-year-old
female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall, and weighs about 170 pounds.  Pineda was last seen wearing an orange tank top with blue jeans.

The suspect, 28-year-old Jose Luis Marin is described as a male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs 170 pounds.  Marin has a tattoo of a spider on one of his elbows, and the name “Matthew” and skulls on his back.

Karen Pineda and Jose Luis Marin were last seen in a Silver 2004 Nissan Altima 4-door, license plate# 6MPU056.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Pineda and Marin is asked to contact the LAPD Hollenbeck Division Detectives at (323) 224-0128.   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.