INDUSTRY – Police attempted Thursday to sort out the details of a custody dispute that mamy have resulted in the disappearance of an 8-year-old boy and his mother.
Jesus Puerta, of El Monte, was reported missing about a week ago. His father made the report to El Monte police. The case was turned over the the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department when it was determined the boy went missing from a day care center in Bassett, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Gerard Velona said.
Detectives are also seeking Jessee Pheifer, 27, the boy’s mother. “Everything is very preliminary,” Velona said. “There is nothing to indicate this young man is in any kind of danger.”
N0 amber alert has been issued, Velona said.
“We don’t even have a car description,” he said.