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News Release

Monday, November 26, 2012

Media Relations

16-Year-Old Missing NR12545cj

Los Angeles: The foster parent of Kevin Tippen and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating Tippen.

Tippen was last seen on November 26, 2012, around 10 a.m, in the cafeteria of Nathaniel Narbonne High School, 24300 S. Western Avenue, in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles. He has not been seen or heard from since and his foster parent is extremely concerned for his welfare.

Tippen is described as a 16-year-old male White/Asian with short black hair and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 2 inches and weighs about 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with an embossed eagle emblem on the front, a black sweater, blue jean shorts, and green army boots. Tippen is mentally impaired. His foster mom described him as walking on his toes and bobbing his head as he walks.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Tippen please contact the LAPD, Harbor Area, Detective Baemayr, at 310-726-7700. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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.