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News Release

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD Searching Valley for Critical Missing Adult


Los Angeles: On March 28, 2003 at 1:00 p.m., Gabriel Reed, a male Hispanic, 21 years old, 6’-2", 230 pounds, brown eyes, light complexion, was reported missing by his family. Gabriel was last seen on a MTA bus at Variel Avenue and Victory Boulevard. He was also possibly seen in the area of Lankershim Boulevard and Universal Drive. Gabriel has the mental capacity of a 5 year-old child. Gabriel was wearing gray sweats and a light gray T-shirt with the Texas flag and "El-Paso" on the front of it. He has a shaved head and is wearing glasses.

The West Valley Area Community Police Station and Gabriel’s family is seeking the assistance of the public in finding him. Anyone with information regarding the location of Gabriel is asked to call the West Valley Area Police Station at, 818-756-8542.

A police command post has been set up at Leichman School located at, 19034 Gault Street, Reseda, 818-881-5341. A photograph of Gabriel is available for the media at the command post, as well as his mother and father for any comments.

This Media Advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.