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One of Two Missing Altadena Boys Found

Published on Monday, September 20, 2021 | 8:01 pm
Ivan Molina, 11, and Johnny Martell, 12, pictured in photos released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after they were reported missing in Altadena on Sept. 20, 2021. Martell was located early Sept. 21.

One of two missing boys in Altadena was found Tuesday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported that Johnny Martell, 12, was found at 4:22 a.m.

Ivan Molina, 11, remains missing and was last seen at about 11 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Lake Avenue, near Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, said Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Ivan is Hispanic, 5 feet tall and weighs 162 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray shorts and a black backpack.

Anyone who has seen Ivan is asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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4 thoughts on “One of Two Missing Altadena Boys Found

  • I understand they probably wanted to leave school to get snacks and maybe go to Everest to buy a meal but any kid should always get permission from an adult if they want to leave campus! Plus, permission from their parents if anything! I will be on the look out myself cause I know how it is to be a parent (s) trying to find their love and can just feel their trials and hurts. I wonder where they were going in the first place!! I just hope the kid returns himself home or back at Eliot school I pray!