7-Year-Old Critical Missing Juvenile NR23080bb

April 5, 2023

April 5, 2023    NR23080jc


Around 2:37 p.m., Derek was located in the area of 5th street and San Pedro street, in Downtown Los Angeles. Derek was in good health and will be reunited with is family. Investigators will continue to look into the circumstances.



Los Angeles: The family of Derek Clay and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Area are asking for the public’s help in locating 7-year-old Derek Clay.

Derek was last seen on Tuesday April 4, 2023 at around 4:30 p.m. in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Crenshaw Blvd. Derek is described as a 7-year-old male Black with short black hair, brown eyes, and a medium build. He stands 5 feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, grey sweater, dark pants and blue shoes.

Derek Clay

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Derek Clay, please contact Wilshire Area Police Station, at (213) 473-0476. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.