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News Release

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Media Relations

Two Unrelated Juveniles Missing - UPDATE


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area Detectives are investigating the disappearance of 13 year-old Marcus Leonard King. Marcus was last seen on July 18, 2003, on the 9000 block of Sunland Park Drive. Marcus is described as a Black male with black hair, brown eyes, 5’4", 155 lbs. He was last seen wearing long black shorts, white long sleeve shirt, white shoes, and a black baseball cap with white lettering. Marcus was a student at Mount Gleason Middle School.

The detectives are also investigating the disappearance of 11 year-old Eric Sailor. On July 21, 2003, Eric was last seen at 10965 Mount Gleason Avenue. He is described as a American Indian male with brown hair, brown eyes, 4’9", 160 lbs. Eric was last seen wearing a blue checkered shirt, and blue shorts. Eric was recently separated from his natural mother and is suffering from depression. He has been diagnosed with suicidal tendencies.

Photographs of missing juveniles are available for the media at the Foothill Area Police Station, 12760 Osborne Street, Pacoima.

Anyone with information of these missing juveniles should contact Foothill Area Detectives at 818-834-3115 or 818-756-8861. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.

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UPDATE: On Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at about 1:30 p.m., Eric Sailor the 11-year-old missing juvenile was located in the 1660 block of Orizaba Street in Long Beach, CA. Sailor appears to be unharmed and is in the custody of Department of Children and Family Services.

The location of Marcus Leonard King is still unknown.