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News Release

Friday, May 31, 2013

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Los Angeles: The family of Cindy Padilla and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) requests the public’s assistance in locating Padilla.

Padilla was last seen on May 22, 2013, around 8 a.m., at her home in the 5500 block of West Washington Boulevard, in LAPD’s Wilshire Area. Padilla has not been seen or heard from since.  Padilla may be in the company of a male African American named “Erik”.

Padilla is described as a 19-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.  It is unknown what she was wearing.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Padilla, please contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective Carlton at (213) 996-1800.  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.