L.A. police find 12-year-old Westlake boy [Updated]
[Updated at 12:21 p.m.: A previous version of the post said the boy was missing, but the information has been updated. The headline was changed to reflect the new information.]
Rampart area detectives were asking for the public's help in locating Keifer Jacob Farfan, who was last seen Wednesday in the 500 block of South Park View Street around 8 a.m., before he was due to go to school.
LAPD Officer Greg Baek said Keifer was headed to John H. Liechty Middle School in the 600 block of South Union Avenue. School officials told investigators Keifer failed to attend school Wednesday and Thursday.
The boy was described as Latino with brown hair, brown eyes, 5-foot-3, 140 pounds and wearing a blue shirt, black pants and blue tennis shoes. Detectives said Keifer was in good mental and physical condition and that it was uncharacteristic of him to be gone for so long without contacting his family.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cellphone.
All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
[Updated at 8:40 a.m.: The purple marker on the map below shows the location where Keifer was last seen, as well as John H. Liechty Middle School, where authorities say he was headed when he went missing.]
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Keifer Farfan. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department