Family, deputies searching for missing 14-year-old boy last seen in Los Angeles County

profile photo
By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking for public assistance to help locate a missing, at-risk juvenile.

Authorities say 14-year-old Franklin Castillo was last seen around 1 p.m. on May 18 in the 10600 block of Buford Avenue in unincorporated L.A. County.

Castillo’s family is extremely concerned for his well-being after not hearing from him since Saturday afternoon.

The 14-year-old is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing approximately 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Catillo was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, and black pants.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking for public help to locate missing 14-year-old Franklin Castillo. He was last seen on May 18. LASD released this image on May 19, 2024. (LASD)

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department South Los Angeles Station at 323-820-6700.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

author photo
About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.