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LAPD asks for help finding missing 12-year-old last seen in North Long Beach

Police say Teriana Mahomes was last seen with her mother’s boyfriend, Clark Thomas Wheeler, around 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 in the 6600 block of Atlantic Avenue in North Long Beach.

LAPD asks for help finding missing 12-year-old last seen in North Long Beach
Teriana Mahomes was last seen with her mother’s boyfriend in Long Beach on July 3, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Photo courtesy of the LAPD.

The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 12-year-old girl who was last seen earlier this week with her mother’s boyfriend in North Long Beach.

Police say Teriana Mahomes was last seen with her mother’s boyfriend, Clark Thomas Wheeler, around 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 in the 6600 block of Atlantic Avenue.

“She has not been seen since and her family is very concerned,” the LAPD said in a statement Saturday, adding that an amber alert has been issued about her disappearance.

Mahomes was wearing a black and white checkered shirt, black jean shorts and white shoes when she went missing, police said. She is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and 90 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, police said.

Wheeler, 42, was last seen wearing a black jacket, shirt and pants, authorities said. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, police said, adding that he has black hair and brown eyes.

Authorities believe Clark Wheeler may have abducted 12-year-old Teriana Mahomes on July 3. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol.

Anyone with information regarding Mahomes' whereabouts should contact Southeast Division Detective Juarez at (213) 972-7858 or dial 911. During non-business hours or on weekends, call (877) 527-3247. Anonymous tips can be made to the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, lacrimestoppers.org or on the "P3 Tips" app.

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