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News Release

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Los Angeles:  The family of 11-year-old, David Rivera and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding Rivera who has been missing since this morning.

On November 20, 2011, around 10:40 a.m., Rivera was last seen in his home in the 12500 block of Telfair Avenue in Sylmar area.  Rivera became upset with his parents and left home. Rivera has gone missing on one other occasion then returned home a short time later. His family is extremely concerned for his welfare.

He is described as a male Hispanic with brown hair and green eyes.  He stands about 4 feet and weighs about 80 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a grey sport jacket, red pajama bottoms and black slippers.  

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David Rivera is asked to contact LAPD Mission Community Police Station at 818-838-9800.  During non business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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.