Van Nuys: The family of
Michael and Makiy Burks and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van
Nuys Area are asking for the public’s assistance in locating them.
On August 19, 2020 around 4:30 p.m., Michael and Makiy were last
seen leaving their home near the 7000 block of North Sepulveda
Boulevard in Van Nuys. Both children were last seen heading
westbound on Vose Street from Sepulveda Boulevard. There is no
evidence of foul-play.
Michael is described as a 10-year-old, male, Black, with black
hair, and brown eyes. He stands at 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs
approximately 50 pounds. Michael was last wearing a black shirt
(with the words “just do it” printed on the front), gray shorts
with an orange lining, black shoes and a blue shower cap, and
carrying a blue back-pack. Michael has stitches over his left
eyebrow and his mental condition is described as good.
Makiy is described as an 8-year-old, male, Black, with black hair,
and brown eyes. He stands 4 feet tall and weighs approximately 45
lbs. Makiy was last wearing a red shirt, black shorts, white
sandals, and a red shower cap. His mental condition is good.
If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts
of Michael and Makiy Burks, please contact, Van Nuys Area at
818-374-1964. 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 the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.