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July 19, 2011 > Indian student who vanished on LA trip found safe

Indian student who vanished on LA trip found safe

Submitted By AP Wire Service

LOS ANGELES (AP), Jul 15 - A 15-year-old boy from India who vanished last month during his first trip to Los Angeles has been found safe some 250 miles away.

A Los Angeles police statement issued Friday says 15-year-old Lovedeep Singh was located Wednesday in the Central Valley town of Merced. He was in good condition and there were no signs of foul play.

Singh, who speaks mainly the Hindu language, was with a tour group when he disappeared from in front of a Los Angeles hotel on June 23. The group went on to San Francisco and then flew home.

Police say Singh may have accidentally become separated and then tried to reconnect with the group on his own.

Los Angeles County child welfare officials have custody of the teen until he can return home.

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