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News Release

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Critical Missing 16-Year-Old Male NR17248sr

Daniel Hernandez was found in the city of North Hollywood in good health and is reunited with his family.

Pacoima: The family of Daniel Hernandez and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On August 23, at 6:45 p.m., Daniel and his mother were attending a school meeting in the 9400 block of Remick Avenue. Daniel became upset at the outcome of the meeting, left the school and has not been seen since.

Daniel suffers from a pre-existing medical condition and takes various medications for these conditions. His mother is worried for his health and safety. Daniel did not take any of his medication with him.

Daniel is described as a 16-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall, has a heavy build, dark complexion and weighs approximately 310 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue "L.A Dodger" hat, gray "Dodger" jacket, tan shorts, and white tennis shoes. He also has scars on his forehead and the knuckles of his right hand. Daniel frequently visits his girlfriend in the North Hollywood area.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Daniel Hernandez, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives, at (818) 838-9810 or (818) 838-9800. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.