The Los Angeles County Department of Medical
Examiner-Coroner’s Office has identified the remains recovered
during the search of the affected area to the Mt.Wilson fire. The
body has been identified as that of reported missing person Mathew
Huerta. The victim’s last name was originally printed as Hurtado,
but his correct last name is Huerta.
Sylmar: The Hurtado family and
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking
for the public’s help in locating Matthew Hurtado.
Matthew was last seen on October 18, 2017, around 11:30 a.m., in
the 13400 block of Bradley Avenue. Matthew’s family is concerned
for his safety because he is suicidal.
Matthew is described as a male Hispanic with brown hair and brown
eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and black
If you have seen, or have any information regarding the
whereabouts of Matthew Hurtado, please contact Missing Person Unit,
Officer Garcia or Detective Palmer at (213) 996-1800. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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
www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.