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Missing Indian Teen Lovedeep Singh Turns Up Safe in Merced

Missing teen Lovedeep Singh (Photo courtesy LAPD)
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The Los Angeles Police Department report that Lovedeep Singh, the teen tourist from India missing since June 30th, was found Wednesday safe in Merced. Authorities say Singh, a 15-year-old traveling with an education group, was in good condition, and there were no signs of foul play.The LAPD believe Singh may have accidentally become separated from his companions, and tried, albeit unsuccessfully, rejoin them.

He has been taken into the custody by The Department of Children and Family Services, and he will soon be able to return home to India.

So why Merced? Information about how the teen, who speaks very little English, came to be there has not been made available. Coincidentally, Merced is also where kidnap victim hoaxer Nancy Salas was found gave up pretending to be missing last year.