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News Release

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Media Relations

Critical Missing Teen

On November 11, 2007, at about 6:30 A.M., Walker returned home on his own.  He was unharmed and in good health.

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Deangelo Walker, a 16-year-old teen with a mental capacity of an 11-year-old.

Walker’s mother reported that her son had left for school on the morning of November 9, 2007, and didn’t return home at his usual time of 3:00 P.M.

Walker was last seen Friday, November 9, at 2:30 P.M, in the vicinity of South Gate High School.

According to police, Walker is despondent for being scolded by his mother about frequently missing the bus.

Walker is a male Black, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a tan sweatshirt and blue jeans.

A photo of Walker is available through Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Walker is asked to contact Missing Person Unit Detective Arnie Adauto at 213-485-5381.  During off-hours or on weekends call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).