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Fairfax High School student reported missing; last seen in Ktown

Janet Choi, 19, is shown in a file photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

September 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is underway for a 19-year-old student, missing from her home on the 4900 block of Maplewood Avenue in Hollywood.

Family members say Janet Choi was last seen Saturday morning walking to an art class in Koreatown, but she never made it to the class.

Choi is a senior at Fairfax High School and lives with her mother. Family and friends say her disappearance is unusual.

"She is not like this. She never caused a problem in school and when her mother contacted the school today, they were shocked because she is a model student and never even had a problem whatsoever at school," said John Kang, a family friend.

Her mother says her phone has been turned off. Choi has black hair, brown eyes, is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs about 90 pounds.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, you are urged to call Los Angeles police at (877) LAPD-24-7.