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UPDATE: Police Seek Assistance to Locate Missing and Vulnerable Male

Date: September 11, 2020
Incident Type: Missing person
Location: All zones

UPDATE 4:25 p.m. 09/11/20

Diquan Lavelle Betha has been located and is safe. Police thank the public and the media for their concern and assistance.

Original post:

Pittsburgh Police detectives with the Special Victims Unit seek the public’s assistance to help locate a missing and vulnerable male.

Diquan Lavelle Betha, 24, is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall, 195 pounds with brown eyes, buzz cut-style hair, and “scruffy” facial hair. He has a tattoo on his right arm that reads “Kari” and one on the right arm that reads "Rest With God Grandma.”

He was last seen in Northview Heights around 1:30 p.m. on September 10, wearing red shorts with black and white stripes on the side and a red zip-up jacket.

It's believed he has also been in the downtown core around 5th and Penn and Stanwix Street and Fort Duquesne Blvd.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call SVU at (412) 323-7141 or dial 9-1-1.



Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz