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News Release

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Media Relations

34 Year-Old Critical Missing


Julian De La Pena was found in good condition and was picked up by his family on March 31, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from Kaiser Hospital in Woodland Hills.  The family is very appreciative of everyone’s assistance in searching for Julian.

Los Angeles: 
The family of Julian De La Pena and the Los Angeles Police Department request the public's assistance in locating Julian who has been missing since March 31, 2009.

On March 31, 2009, at around 9:15 a.m., Julian De La Pena was last seen running after his school bus, southbound on the 11200 block of Glenoaks Boulevard in the city of Pacoima.  Julian is described by his family as having a diminished mental capacity, equivalent to that of an eight year old.

Julian De La Pena is a male Hispanic, medium complexion, 5'7" tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.  Julian was last seen wearing a black hooded windbreaker, blue jeans, white polo shirt with blue stripes and gray sneakers.

Los Angeles Police Department Missing Person's Unit detectives are handling the investigation.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Beltran at 213-485-5381.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.