Family Seeks Help Locating Missing Willowbrook Teenager With Severe Autism

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Gabriel Martinez is seen in a photograph provided by his family.

Family members and police were asking for the public’s help locating a missing teenager with severe autism, authorities announced Thursday.

Gabriel Martinez was last seen around 2:10 p.m. on Monday in the 14000 block of South San Pedro Street in Willowbrook, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The 19-year-old was described by his family as being non-verbal and they expressed concern that he had not returned or been located, police stated.

Martinez is a Hispanic man with black hair and hazel eyes.  He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket with white stripes on the arms and tan pants.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective L. Saiza, LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at 213-996-1800.