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News Release

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Media Relations

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Winnetka: The family of Mason Mayes and Sebastian Merino and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division are requesting for the public's help in locating them.

Mayes and Merino were last seen when they went to sleep on August 6, 2016, around 12:00 a.m., in the 19900 block of Roscoe Boulevard in the City of Winnetka. On August 6, 2016 around 8 a.m. the two brothers were gone from their home.

Mayes is described as a 14-year-old male, Hispanic, with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 145 pounds.

Merino is described as a 9-year old male, Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. He stands at 4 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 65 pounds.

Sebastian Merino- 9-years old Mason Mayes- 14 years old

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sebastian Merino and Mason Mayes is asked to contact Devonshire Division at 818-832-0633. 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.