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Monday, November 19, 2012

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UPDATE

11/19/12

Castillo has been located in Whittier. Someone saw him and contacted Los Angeles Adult Protective Services, whose personnel retrieved him and temporarily placed him at a facility in Hollywood. He has now been reunited in good condition with his greatly relieved family members.  Chief Beck and the LAPD would like to thank members of the media and local broadcasters for their diligence and assistance, without which Castillo might not have been found so quickly


Los Angeles:
  The family of Miguel Angel Castillo Jr. and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating him after he walked away from his caretakers today and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

On Monday, November 19, 2012, around 2:30 p.m., Miguel Angel Castillo Jr. was last seen by his caretaker at 660 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, near the 7th Street Metro Station.  He was with a group of special needs people, cared for by caretakers.  Miguel has severe autism and takes medication.  His family is extremely concerned for his safety and well-being.
 
Miguel is a 30-year-old Hispanic man, with short dark brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 185 pounds.  He is believed to be wearing a tan jacket, silver/gray shirt, blue jean pants, white tennis shoes and he was wearing a dark gray backpack.  He does not speak and he is unable to communicate in any language.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Miguel, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Area Police Station at (310) 482-6334.  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 1-800-222-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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