LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who apparently ran away from home after getting into an argument with his stepmother.

Kevin Rodriguez, who is from El Salvador, has been in the United States for about a month and speaks only Spanish.

He apparently left his home in the 1500 block of East 22nd Street about 7 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles police Lt. Andrew Neiman of the Newton Station said.

Rodriguez is about 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue pants and was barefoot, Neiman said.

Anyone with more information as to his whereabouts is urged to call police at (323) 846-6547.

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Comments (15)
  1. Jim Gates says:

    c -gas if you read the article hes not from mexico hyes from el savadore totally different countries

    1. JB says:

      Chinese and Japanesse same thing? Mexicans and El Salvador same thing? Whatever Bill!

      1. adolfo says:

        Why so racist JB?

      2. Pedro Torres says:

        JB means: Jelly on your Brains. Your comments don’t make sense at all.
        You are another proof of White piece of trash, and on top of that.. Racist….
        We’ll never leave this country.. No matter how many new anti-racist laws get implemented…. We’ve been living here illegally for over 20 years…Do you think that we need to ask permission to anyone to keep living here… Yeah! right….
        You guys have no brains at all… 20 million immigrants living here… yes, I am one of them…. Well a total of 19 in my whole family.
        Food stamps, section 8, Financial Aid, welfare recipients? Of Course NOT! We are graduated from LA – Pierce College in Woodland Hills, and some of us, including my cousins, graduated from CSUN in Northridge. Poor JB, don’t cry!

  2. moe says:

    there is scientific proof that people who are racist lack intelligence and suffer from low self-esteem.

    1. Duh! says:

      Could you provide scientific proof of this? It would be interesting to see your case histories and clinical studies.

  3. God is Watching you says:

    You guys are all terrible people. An innocent child who does not even speak the language of this country is MISSING! A CHILD!

    SHAME ON YOU for polking fun at a missing child. That is pure evil.

    1. monique lusanne says:

      What I heard on KNX Radio was that the child got into an argument with his step-mother. i wonder how his poor mother in El Savador is feeling. She probably regrets the second she let her son go stay or visit his father. That’s why I don’t recommend having any kind of girl friend or boy friend around when you are trying to raise your kids. Or step-mother. Obviously, this poor child felt unwanted and unloved in this house and that horrible woman and his stupid father drove him to take a dangerous action to run away. A FIVE YEAR OLD.
      God please find this child and send him home.

      1. adolfo says:

        So you recommend raising the child as a single parent? Are you stupid? That is why a lot of kids have issues, due to only one parent in the house. Not all step parents are bad and just because you had a bad experience does not mean it is the same for everyone else. That is just selfish thinking!

    2. Nelson says:

      Free Willy .He misses the jungle,he went back to the forest.
      It’s a good thing.

  4. Nancy says:

    What should happen here is that they should investigate the step-mom. She was the last person that he was with. He story is a nine year old who was actively arguing with her left. One she let him leave he is nine years old, shows she does not care, or two she did something to him,. It is sad to see that the majority of the comments about this sad situation are done by morons.

  5. swhitS says:

    The obvious would be to check the gangs. He is prime target and they need to get him fast before he is made to work the streets to survive. No child should be alone and walking the streets of LA no matter where they are from.

  6. James says:

    Hope they find the boy safe and healthy. It doesn’t matter whether they family is her legally or not. Child, Slavery, and Sex trafficking is very much alive not just around the world but also right here in America. I hope the boy has some street smarts in order to avoid trouble on the streets.

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