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News Release

Friday, April 14, 2017

Media Relations

15-Year-Old Missing Juvenile NR17104aj

Los Angeles: The family of Merari Flores and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 15-year-old Merari Flores.

On April 6, 2017, around 8p.m., Merari was seen in the area of Nordhoff Street and Van Nuys Boulevard, after leaving her residence. She was upset over a dispute with her parents.

Merari was last seen exiting a local fast food restaurant. Her father approached her and she immediately ran from him. Merari possibly got onto a MTA bus traveling southbound on Van Nuys Boulevard from Nordhoff Street.

Merari is described as a 15-year-old Hispanic female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall, large build and weighs around 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue and white stripe sweater and black boots.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Merari Flores, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives, Officer Huizar at (818) 838-9919 or (818) 838-9800. 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. Reference DR# 17-1909428.