Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge


News Release

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Media Relations

Critical Missing Person NR11026SF

Los Angeles.  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division and the family of Katherine Castillo are asking for the public's help to locate her.

On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at around 7:15 p.m., Katherine Castillo left her home located in the 1300 block of N. Las Palmas Avenue, and she has not been heard from since.  The missing person, Katherine Casillo is a 17-year-old Hispanic female who has long black hair and brown eyes.  She stands about 5' 5" tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.  She has a thin build and was last seen wearing a red sweater, blue "skinny-style" jeans and black boots.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Katherine Castillo is asked to call the Hollywood Area Watch Commander at 323-464-1402.  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 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.