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Indian boy disappears from tour group in Los Angeles

June 30, 2011 |  8:01 am

Indian teen missing in LA An Indian boy has gone missing in Los Angeles during a visit as part of an organized educational tour. Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Lovedeep Singh.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Singh was last seen on the morning of June 23, around 8:30 a.m. near the Radisson Hotel in the 3500 block of South Figueroa Street.

Police said Singh, a Hindu-speaker, knows limited English. It was his first visit to Los Angeles, and he is not familiar with the area, authorities said.

The teenager is described as 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was carrying a red back pack and was wearing a gray shirt and tan pants when he went missing, police said.

The circumstances surrounding Singh’s disappearance are unclear, but authorities said in a statement that “there is currently no evidence of foul play.”

Anyone with information about Singh’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the LAPD Southwest Watch Commander at (213) 485-2582.  Anonymous tipsters can also call Crimestoppers at (800) -222-8477. 

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Photo: Los Angeles Police Department

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