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Friday, June 6, 2014

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UPDATE
June 13, 2014

Earlier today, Nathaniel Che was located in good condition, and has been in contact with facility staff.


Los Angeles:
  The mental health facility where Nathaniel Che was residing and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Nathaniel Che.

On June 3, 2014, around 9:30 a.m., Mr. Che walked away from the facility located in the 4200 block of South Avalon Boulevard, in the City of Los Angeles.  Mr. Che has not been seen or heard from since. Mr. Che suffers from mental illness. The mental facility is extremely concerned for his welfare.

Nathaniel Che is described as a 19-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 130 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a guitar imprinted on one side and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nathaniel Che is urged to contact LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit, Detective Saiza 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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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