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Monday, September 30, 2019

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Critical Missing 12-Year-Old NR19265ml

***Update***

On September 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., Benjamin Morales was located and returned home safely to his family.

Los Angeles:
The family of Benjamin Morales and the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On September 28, 2019 at 8:30 p.m., Benjamin was last seen leaving his home located at the 500 block of South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles.

Benjamin is described as a 12-year-old, male Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Benjamin was seen wearing a red shirt, blue shorts, no shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Benjamin Morales, please contact, Olympic Area at 213-382-9027. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, 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.

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