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Monday, September 25, 2017

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Critical Missing 17-Year-Old Female NR17275ne

Update

Dexian Chen was found in the city of Gardena in good health and is reunited with her family.

Los Angeles: The family of Dexian Chen and the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Dexian was last seen on September 21, 2017, around 3:00 p.m., in the 2200 block of Parkside Street. She told family members she was traveling to her father's place of business in the 700 block of North Broadway, in Chinatown Los Angeles. Dexian has experience traveling on buses in the area. She never arrived at her father's business.

Dexian is described as a female Asian with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. Dexian primarily speaks Cantonese, but does speak limited English. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray legging style pants.

She is 17-years-old but has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. The Chen family is very concerned for her safety.



If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Dexian Chen, please contact Hollenbeck Division Watch Commander at (323) 342-4101. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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