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News Release

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Media Relations

Mentally Challenged Man Missing

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Montebello resident.

52 year-old Jesus Sandoval was last seen at Wilshire Boulevard and Crenshaw Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. On June 16, 2003, at about 3:30 p.m., Mr. Sandoval was on a MTA bus for an outing with three others. Mr. Sandoval got off the bus somewhere between Crenshaw Boulevard and Western Avenue.

Mr. Sandoval takes medication for mild retardation and he has the mental capacity of a five year-old. He had been reported missing on one prior occasion and was located in the City of Alhambra.

Mr. Sandoval is a family member of a colleague of Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla.

Jesus Sandoval is described as a male Hispanic, brown eyes, brown hair, 5' 7'. 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red short sleeve shirt, blue jeans and grey tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jesus Sandoval is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit at 213-485-5381. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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