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News Release

Saturday, June 5, 2004

Media Relations

Critical Missing Child


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and the family of 11 year-old Daniel Basmadjian are requesting the public’s help in locating Daniel, who was reported missing on June 5, 2004, at 11:30 p.m.

Daniel was last seen in the area of Sherman Way and Hazeltine Avenue, in Van Nuys Division, at about 9:40 a.m.

Daniel has the mental capacity of a 5 year-old child. He is described as 5 feet tall, weighs 90 pounds and has black hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown baseball cap, blue and white stripped shirt and beige shorts.

A command post has been set up to coordinate the search for Daniel at Runnymede Street and Stansbury Avenue.

A photograph of Daniel is available for e-mail purposes at Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Basmadjian is asked to call Van Nuys Community Police Station at 818 756-8343.

Note: Daniel’s hair is shorter than in this photo.