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Missing East Palo Alto teen found in Daly City

Police locate 17-year-old at friend's home in good health

A 17-year-old East Palo Alto boy missing for nearly two weeks was found safe Wednesday in Daly City, a police spokesman said.

Jonathan Bedolla, a student at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, was last seen on Oct. 26 at Stanford Shopping Center where he reported to work at 3 p.m. and left about two hours later, police Cmdr. Jeff Liu said in a press release.

Investigators was last believed to be at the Menlo Park Caltrain station that same evening, Liu said.

Jonathan's mother learned her son was missing through school staff and made multiple calls and text messages to him, but didn't receive any responses, according to Liu.

Other family members didn't report they had contact with the 17-year-old boy, Liu said.

Jonathan was not considered at risk and there were no signs of foul play, according to Liu.

Officers located Jonathan at his friend's home in Daly City Wednesday, police said. He was found in good health and has been reunited with his family.

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51 people like this
Posted by E. Palo Alto Resident
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

I am glad he was found and that he is ok.
Jonathan, I do not know what issues you have with your parents, but please next time you take a break away from your parents, let them know you are ok. They were very worried about you, and not just them; we, the community was worried about you too and were praying for your parents and your family who were suffering from not knowing your whereabouts or if you were ok. Please do not do this again. Also, police resources get wasted searching for you, when there was no need to do that. Let's use those resources on someone who is really in danger or really missing.


33 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

So pleased he was found safe and sound.

I agree with the above poster. I was concerned even though I did not know him. It is every parent's worse nightmare to not know where their child is and we can all put ourselves in the place of his parents.

None of us are islands, when something happens to one of us, we can all feel it.


6 people like this
Posted by Idea
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 9, 2017 at 1:08 am

This kid should have some sort of juvenile delinquency punishment for wasting police resources and pulling everyone’s arms. I, too, don’t know him but was worried. [Portion removed.]


14 people like this
Posted by ANGELICA C
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

I'AM SO GLAD HI IS HOME I ONLY SAW THIS BOY LIKE TWICE BUT WAS VERY WORRIED BECAUSE FROM WHAT I KNOW HE IS A GOOD KID.[Portion removed.] I'AM SO HAPPY HE IS BACK HOME WITH HIS PARENTS, AND HAPPY THAT HIS PARENTS CAN REST AT PEACE HAVING THERE CHILD BACK HOME SAFE.. GOD BLESS THEM.


2 people like this
Posted by D
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

So glad he was found ok!


4 people like this
Posted by Palo Alto
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Glad he is okay - BUT!

All kids who do this kinda thing should be put into some kind of therapy. It just scream's "help" or "I need attention" in some way.

Your telling me the family members who knew where he was didn't think of or couldn't send his mom a "He's okay/safe" text at the very least? sad, very sad.


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