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News Release

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Media Relations

39-year-old Missing Male NR15037nv

Los Angeles: The family of Tarik Diontre Owens and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are requesting for the public's assistance in locating Mr. Owens.

Mr. Owens was last seen on January 29, 2011 around 7 p.m., in the 1800 block of Buckingham Road in the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Owens's family have not stopped looking for him, however he has not been seen or heard from since. At the time of his disappearance, Mr. Owens was suffering from mental illness therefore his family is extremely concerned for his welfare. He left behind two young daughters, a 13-year-old and an 11-year-old.

Tarik Diontre Owens is described as a 39-year-old male Black, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighs around 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on Tarik Diontre Owens's whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detectives Mercado at 213-996-1800. 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 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.