A 12-year-old boy who ran away from his home in South Pasadena on Monday was found in Venice Beach early Friday, his family said.
Pablo Gaeta was found safe about 4 a.m. Friday with his friend, Harriet Ambromowitz (shown in photo), said Gaeta's mother, Julie Gaeta.
The boy was last seen at his residence on Grand Avenue with Ambromowitz.
"We are desperately worried about him," Gaeta's mother told South Pasadena Patch before her son was found.
A Facebook page was set up to help find the boy.