Dexian Chen
Dexian Chen. Photo courtesy LAPD

Authorities Saturday asked for the public’s help in locating a developmentally disabled 17-year-old girl who went missing in Lincoln Heights.

Dexian Chen was last seen around 3 p.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Parkside Street when she told family members she was going to her father’s place of business in the 700 block of North Broadway in Chinatown. She never arrived there, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Dexian has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old and speaks little English, with Cantonese being her primary language. She has experience traveling on buses in the area, police said.

Dexian is described as Asian, 5-feet-3 inches tall, 125 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray leggings.

Anyone who sees Dexian or has information regarding her whereabouts was asked to call the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division watch commander at (323) 342-4101.

— City News Service

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