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News Release

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Media Relations

Los Angeles Couple Goes Missing NR16360aj

November 18, 2016

Mariya Mitkova and Aaron Morganstein were located in Mexico in good health and will be reunited with their family.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons' Unit is asking for the public's help in locating Mariya Mitkova and Aaron Morganstein.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, around 3:00 p.m, the couple was last seen leaving their residence in the 2200 block of Shoredale Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles. The couple are frequent campers and were believed to have been headed to Joshua Tree National Park or the Imperial Sand Dunes.

Ms. Mitkova is described as a 27-year-old female White with blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs around 130 pounds. Ms. Mitkova was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with print on it and shorts.

Mr. Morganstein is described as a 33-year-old male White with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. Mr. Morganstein was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown collar shirt, grey hoodie, and brown hat.

The couple was traveling in a 2002 dark blue Subaru Outback with California license plate number 6PHR231.

Aaron Morganstein Mariya Mitkova

Anyone with information regarding the where abouts of Mariya Mitkova and Aaron Morganstein is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Unit Detective Guevara at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.