FAIRFAX DISTRICT (CBSLA.com) — An inconsolable mother is asking for the public’s help in finding her 19-year-old daughter who went missing over the weekend.
Janet Ji Young Choi was last seen around 11:50 a.m. Saturday at the apartment she shares with her mom, Jessica Lee, in the 4900 block of Maplewood Avenue.
Lee is concerned because Choi never showed up to her scheduled class at InArt Studio that day. She also didn’t attend class Monday morning at Fairfax High School.
“She wants her daughter back without any problem,” said family friend John Kang. “Since Saturday, there has been no contact whatsoever. That’s why her mother is really worried.”
Lee said she has checked in with all her daughter’s friends. She added that Choi doesn’t have a boyfriend or a Facebook page.
“She’s shy, never outgoing, and more of a regular school girl who doesn’t go out and party or anything like that,” said Kang.
Police searched Choi’s computer, but didn’t find anything. As of now, they have no reason to suspect foul play.
The teen was described as Korean, 5 feet 3 inches tall, around 90 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the girl’s whereabouts was asked to contact Det. A. Mercado of the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.