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Tyler and Richard have been found safe and returned to their foster parents.


Los Angeles: The family of Tyler Hernandez and Richard Benitez and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating them.

Both juveniles ran away together from the same foster home and were last seen on February 24, 2021, in the 1100 block of East 113th Street in Los Angeles.

Tyler Hernandez is described as a 10-year-old male, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet tall and weighs 100 lbs., and thin build. He was last seen wearing a grey cap, black t-shirt, black basketball shorts, and black shoes. Tyler currently takes medication.

Richard Benitez is described as a 11-year-old male, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 120 lbs., and thin build. He was last seen wearing a black cap, blue shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Tyler Hernandez and Richard Benitez whereabouts, please contact the LAPD Southeast Juvenile Detective Delosh at 213-972-7849. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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