Three Adolescent Boys Missing

April 2, 2009

Los Angeles:  The families of three adolescent boys who’ve been missing since yesterday and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating
12-year-old David Medina and two of his friends, brothers Eddie and Adolfo Hernandez, ages 12 and 13.   

All of the boys were last seen at their Los Angeles residences in LAPD’s Newton Division.  Medina was wearing a black T-shirt with blue shorts and black shoes.  Eddie Hernandez was wearing a brown sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and black and white shoes.  Adolfo Hernandez was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with blue jeans and white shoes.

Circumstances surrounding their whereabouts are most likely connected to truancy absences. Recently, they had been leaving school to go to the beach and were known to frequent a downtown Long Beach Walmart store in the vicinity of Long Beach Boulevard and 5th Street. Consequently, the missing juveniles may be in the Long Beach area.
The Los Angeles Police Department Newton Division is handling the investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Padilla at 323-846-6576 or to notify the Newton Division at 323-846-6547. During after-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.