Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Badge


News Release

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Media Relations

15-Year-Old Critical Missing NR11237cj

Los Angeles:  The family of Jennifer Rodriguez and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.
Jennifer Rodriguez was last seen in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Boulevard on Wednesday May 18, 2011, at around 3 p.m.  Jennifer is a runaway from her mother’s residence in Tijuana Mexico.  Jennifer is at risk, as she does not have a place to live and was recently treated at a nearby hospital. 

She has been known to be in the company of a 22-year-old male Hispanic, Alberto Labastida.   Labastida is a known gang member and frequents the area of Parthenia Street and Willis Avenue, in the North Hills area of the
San Fernando Valley.  It is believed that Jennifer is with Labastida and both are avoiding contact with Law Enforcement.  Jennifer recently learned her mother was ill and may be attempting to return back to Mexico.

Rodriguez was last seen wearing dark colored shoes, blue pants and a light brown or tan jacket.  She has brown shoulder length hair, possibly in a short ponytail, brown eyes.  She stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds with a thin build.  

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jennifer Rodriguez is urged to contact LAPD Mission Division at 818-838-9800.  During non business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 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.