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News Release

Monday, November 2, 2015

Media Relations

25-Year-Old Man Reported Missing NR15873jk

Los Angeles: The family of Melvin Adalberto Avelar and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating Mr. Avelar.

On November 1, 2015, around 9 a.m., Mr. Avelar was last seen in the 2500 block of Rosemead Boulevard, in the city of El Monte. His family is extremely concerned that he has not been located.

Mr. Avelar is described as a 25-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. Mr. Avelar was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and a black hat.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Melvin Avelar, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit, Detective L. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.