Families Fear Missing Ramona Gardens Teens Could Be Suicidal

July 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Two teenagers who went missing Wednesday in Boyle Heights and were feared to be suicidal have been found unharmed, police said early this morning.

Police said the teens were together and  identified them as 14-year-old Adrian Gonzalez and 15-year-old Jaylin Mazariegos,.

No one saw either teen leave home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division.

Jaylin was last seen about 6:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Alcazar Street, police said.

“When her mother returned later in the day, she discovered that Jaylin, some clothing and her black BMX bike were missing,” according to a police statement.

Adrian was last seen about 7:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of De Neve Lane, police said.

“His mother returned later in the day and discovered that Adrian was missing along with some clothing and his red and black bicycle,” according to the LAPD. “Adrian and Jaylin are believed to be together

“They made statements on their Instragram accounts indicating a desire to leave Los Angeles by train. They made additional statements on Instragram that have caused their families to be concerned about their state of mind and their safety.”

Some of those messages made references to “Romeo and Juliet,” causing family members to fear they could be suicidal, reported the KNX 1070 radio station.

The teens were found safe about 12:30 a.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, according to the LAPD. They were brought to the Hollenbeck station to be reunited with their families, police said.

Update 7/20/17 to include LAPD announcement that the teens were found unharmed.

Bodies of Missing Teens Recovered In L.A. River

May 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The coroner’s office confirmed Monday morning two bodies recovered from the Los Angeles River near Cypress Park were those of the teenage boys who went missing in the area.
The victims were confirmed to be Carlos Jovel, 16, and Gustavo Ramirez, 15, said coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz. Autopsies were pending.

Both of the victims were students at the Sotomayor Learning Academy, located near the river where the bodies were found.

The teenagers went missing on Friday and crews were searching in the area of Division Street and San Fernando Road. The two teens were in a group of four people. One fell into the water and another went in after him, according to news reports.

An initial search of the river Saturday was unsuccessful.

Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said firefighters were summoned about 12:40 p.m. Sunday to assist Los Angeles police in the 1900 block
of San Fernando Road. Los Angeles police tweeted about 8:20 p.m. that divers had recovered two bodies.

Family members initially were unaware the boys had gone in the water, according to news reports.

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