A 14-year-old and 15-year-old who went missing from the Boyle Heights neighborhood on Wednesday have been found safe, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted early Thursday morning.
Jaylin Mazariegos, 15, and Adrian Gonzalez, 14 — who LAPD investigators believed were together — both went missing Wednesday morning and were not seen leaving their homes, according to authorities. Mazariegos had last been seen around 6:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Alcazar Street, and Gonzalez was last seen around 7:30 a.m. in the block of De Neve Lane.
The mother of Mazariegos discovered her daughter was missing when she returned to their home later Wednesday and found that the 14-year-old was missing along with some clothing and her black BMX bike, officials said. Gonzalez’s mother also discovered he was missing later in the day, along with some clothing and his red and black bicycle.
Sylvia Gonzalez, the mother of Adrian, said she was concerned because her son is “high-risk” and has dealt with self-harming before.
“My main concern is he’s high-risk,” she told KTLA. “He’s been hospitalized before for trying to hurt himself … He says he doesn’t want to live.”
The two teens were later found unharmed, according to a tweet from the Police Department.
No further details about the discovery of the teens, or the reasons for their disappearance, were immediately available.