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Friday, May 28, 2021

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Los Angeles: The family of 13-year-old Katherine Almanza and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile detectives are asking for the public's help in locating her.

On Monday, May 24, 2021, around 6:55 p.m., Katherine left her foster home has not returned home.

Katherine's foster mother advised that Katherine suffers from ADHD, Depression, and has attempted suicide in the past. Katherine needs her medications.

Katherine is described as a 13-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, and wears braces. She stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall, heavy build, medium complexion and weighs approximately 205 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black shorts, and black boots.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Katherine Almanza, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives, at 818-838-9810 or 818-838-9800. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Reference DR# 21-1909047.


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