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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 around 6:30 p.m. Hugo Martinez returned home safe.

Panorama City: The family of Hugo Martinez and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 12-year-old Hugo Martinez.

Hugo was last seen on Monday, November 30, 2020 around 8:30 a.m. at his residence in the 8800 block of Tobias Ave. Hugo suffers from ADHD and has not taken his medication. Hugo has also made suicidal statements in the past. Hugo left his residence without his cell phone or any of his belongings.

Hugo is described as a 12-year-old male Hispanic with short black hair, brown eyes, and a medium build. He stands 4 feet 11inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with an orange logo "OFF", gray-white-blue pajama pants, white Nike Airforce shoes, and a blue hat.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Hugo Martinez, 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Reference DR# 2019-17545



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Valentin Quintana, Outstanding Community Member
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