16-year-old found after LAPD, family sought public’s help locating him

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Darrleon Wilmore is seen in photos released by LAPD on Nov. 17, 2021.

Darrleon Wilmore is seen in photos released by LAPD on Nov. 17, 2021.

Update: Darrleon Wilmore has been found, police said Thursday.

Original story: Family members and the LAPD on Wednesday asked for help to locate a 16-year-old boy who has been missing for a few days.

Darrleon Wilmore’s last known whereabouts were in the West Adams neighborhood around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, when he was seen walking away from a business near Crenshaw Boulevard and the 10 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Family and friends are concerned because they haven’t heard from him since despite attempts to contact him, police said in a news release.

LAPD distributed photos of the missing teenager as they sought the public’s assistance to track him down.

Wilmore is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, according to police.

He was wearing a white sweatshirt, green windbreaker pants and black Crocs when he was last seen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Southwest Juvenile Unit at 213-485-2585 or Southwest Detectives at 213-485-2710. Calls should be directed to 877-527-3247 during non-business hours and weekends.

Anonymous tips can also be left via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by going to the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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