Critical Missing 13-Year-Old Girl NR18183ml

July 16, 2018

Van Nuys: The family of Maria
Roman and the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Area
Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating

On July 8, 2018, at 8:20 a.m., West Valley Area was assigned a
missing person investigation. Maria was last seen on July 7, 2018,
around 3:00 p.m., at the 16700 block of Archwood Street in Van

Officers investigation revealed, Maria and her family had
befriended a local transient known to them as Michael Stewart
several weeks ago. Michael had helped the family with various tasks
around the house.

On July 7, 2018, at
about 3 p.m., Maria left with Michael in the family’s vehicle a
1998 Nissan Pathfinder, red in color license no. 8CHH187 to run an

Maria or Michael have not been seen or heard from since they left
the house. Maria disappearance is described extremely

Maria is described as a female from the Philippines, with black
hair, brown eyes, stands at 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 90 lbs.,
and she has a thin build and medium complexion.

She was last seen wearing a red striped shirt, blue jeans black and
white Adidas and black back-pack. Marias’ mental and physical
condition is described as good.

Michael Stewart is described as a male Hispanic, 50 years old,
brown hair, brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 7 inches tall, and
weighting approximately180 lbs. Michael was last seen wearing a
black shirt grey pants and black and white shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts
of Maria Josefa Roman, please contact West Valley Area Juvenile
Detectives, at (818) 374-7730. During non-business hours or on
weekends, calls should be directed to the West Valley Division
Watch Commander at 818-374-7611, as well as 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.