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:
A Westside teenager scared the hell out of her parents and the whole city when she went missing this week.
Turns out Caroline Karimi, a volunteer at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, was on a much more important mission: Road trip!
Raven Furlong, a missing Colorado teen, was found safe in Venice over the weekend, her family reported.
The 17-year-old went missing Feb. 5 and was believed to be in Venice, where her car was found last month. Her family suspected foul play. But ...
Lots of people go missing in this mean city, unfortunately, and many do so largely unnoticed. But when a 10-year-old disappeared after she was last seen in her suburban bedroom, the troops motivated today.
And so the FBI today told us they have joined in the search for a 10-year-old who was last seen by her mother at 1 a.m., according to the LAPD. When her mother checked on her at 3:40 a.m. ...
An aspiring underage model from Colorado has gone missing after spending time in Venice, but folks in the know say she might have been spotted in Southern California today, not long after her car was found in the beach community yesterday.
A source close to the family of Raven Cassidy Furlong told the Weekly that police are checking out tips that the 17-year-old who went missing from her Aurora home Feb. 5 might have been spotted in the San Bernardino County town of Yucaipa:
A Santa Barbara television news anchor has gone missing.
Station KEYT News Channel 3 announced this afternoon that its own Paula Lopez was reported missing this morning.
The station says the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department is "leading the effort" to find her:
The LAPD this week released video of missing, 21-year-old Canadian Elisa Lam, hoping the imagery will help someone recognize her and call authorities.
Cops say her disappearance is "suspicions;" they believe "foul play" might have played a role.
The tourist was supposed to be en route to Santa Cruz at some point and had been staying ...
Cops were searching for a missing 21-year-old, Elisa Lam, who came to Los Angeles from Vancouver as a tourist. Unfortunately, investigators believe that her case is "suspicious" and might involve "foul play," according to an LAPD statement.
She ended up in a sketchy part of downtown and stayed in a Skid Row adjacent hotel, the circa-1927 Cecil, that has tried to cater to Euro-tourists instead of the quasi-homeless that frequent many of the old single-room occupancy businesses in the area:
Cops tonight were on the lookout for UCLA honors student David John Goeser, whose family says needs medication and hasn't been seen since Sunday.
The 22-year-old's 2001 white Toyota Corolla was found near Los Liones Drive and Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades, according to what the LAPD told City News Service.
Goeser was last spotted by his roommates ...
FBI special agent Stephen Ivans went off the reservation, gun in-hand, prompting a massive search for him in the Verdugo Mountains east of Burbank over the weekend.
Authorities fear he's suicidal.
What's more he's an avid hiker who knows the area well.
According to a statement from the Burbank police, he was reported missing Friday morning: