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News Release

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Los Angeles: The family of Maurice Washington and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Maurice was last seen on July 14, 2015, around 7:00 a.m., in the 4000 block of West Boulevard. He has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old, and is subject to seizures when he doesn't take his medication.

Maurice is described as a 19-year-old male Black with brown hair, brown eyes and a flat top haircut. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 278 pounds. Maurice was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a red logo, dark jeans and black high-top "Fila" shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Maurice Washington is asked to contact Detective K. Thomas, LAPD Missing Persons Unit, 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 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.