Janet Choi, Koreatown Teen, Home Safe After She Went Missing

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Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

click to enlarge CHOI VIA THE LAPD
  • Choi via the LAPD
Update: The LAPD today said only that "Choi has returned home to her family." First posted at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday. Headline has changed.

Cops this week were searching for a missing Koreatown teenager.

Though there was no apparent evidence of foul play in the disappearance over the weekend of 19-year-old Janet Ji Young Choi, her family "is extremely worried and concerned for her safety," according to an LAPD statement.

Here's what we know:

Choi was last seen at her home in the 4900 block of Maplewood Avenue about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, cops said.

She was supposed to attend art school on Saturday but never showed, according to the department.

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The teen is 5 feet, 3 inches, and 90 pounds, police say.

Know where she might be? Call LAPD Missing Persons at 213-996-1800 or 877-527-3247.

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