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News Release

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD Issues C.A.R.E Alert


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the assistance of the media to provide the public with the following information to assist Law Enforcement efforts in locating two children that were abducted by their biological father.

On March 29, 2003, at approximately 11:50 a.m., the suspect, Boyd Whipple, 39 years of age, abducted 5 year-old Dominic Whipple and 10 year-old Brabouck Sandoval from their home.

The children are described as follows: Dominic Whipple is a female Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 4’ 0" and 58 lbs. Dominic was last seen wearing a blue top and beige shorts.

Brabouck Sandoval is described as a male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 4’11" 75lbs. Brabouck was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect, Boyd Whipple is described as a male Caucasian, blond hair, blue eyes, 5’11" 220 lbs. Boyd was last seen wearing a gray shirt, and green pants.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect fired a gun during the above incident. This is an on-going investigation.

The suspect was last seen with the children in a 1980’s model Subaru, 4dr gray in color. The license plate is unknown at this time. The suspect is possibly traveling to St. George, Utah.

A photograph of the children and the suspect are available at Media Relations Section for viewing.

Persons with information regarding this matter should contact the Northeast Area Watch Commander at 213-485-2563. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.