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News Release

Friday, December 14, 2012

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42-year-old man Missing NR12574vh

Los Angeles:  The family of  Ismael Garcia Morales and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.

Mr. Morales was last seen on December 7, 2012, at approx. 6:20 a.m. in the 7600 block of Balboa Boulevard, in the West Valley Area.  His family is very concerned about his welfare and safety.

Ismael Garcia Morales is described as a 42-year-old male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  He was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, and red/white tennis shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ismael Garcia Morales, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit, Detective Carlton at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.