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News Release

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Media Relations

Critical Missing 12-Year-Old Adolescent NR15274jk

August 13, 2015

On August 13, 2015, around 11:50 a.m., Donyetta Butts, the 12-year-old missing juvenile in the Mission Hills area, was located. She was returned to the same location from where she was reported missing. Donyetta was dropped off by an unidentified female community member. She was reunited with her mother shortly thereafter, and appears to be unharmed. The facts surrounding her disappearance are still under investigation.

Los Angeles:
The family of Donyetta Butts and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit is requesting the public's help in locating her.

Donyetta Butts was last seen on August 11, 2015, around 9.30 p.m, in the 9400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills. Donyetta's family is concerned that she has not been located as she suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is currently taking medications.

Donyetta is described as a 12-year-old female Black with long black, braided hair with maroon tips. She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink and white spandex top with black leggings. She was not wearing any shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Donyetta Butts is asked to contact Mission Juvenile Detectives at (818)838-9810. 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.