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Huizhen Hu, 39, was last seen by her husband the morning of Oct. 22.... (El Monte Police Department)
EL MONTE - El Monte police are asking for the public's help in locating a 39-year-old woman and her two younger children who didn't come home Monday.Relatives are concerned the woman might be having psychological problems, according to El Monte Police Lt. David Vautrin.
He said Huizhen Hu's husband last saw her, their 9-year-daughter, Yanwen Wu, and their 11-year-old son, Jujie Wu, at their home in the 11100 block of Concert Street when he left for work about 7:30 a.m.
On Monday afternoon, Vautrin said the children sent a text to their older sister saying they were at a friend's house in South El Monte and will be home shortly. They didn't come home.
Police verified the children went to school on Monday and were at the friend's house but left. Vautrin said the children might have used a friend's phone to send the message.
Hu's husband also found evidence she had been packing up personal belongings at the house, police said.
Vautrin said Hu has been in the U.S. a little over a year and doesn't have a cell phone, a car or extended family here.
Huizhen Hu has light complexion, black hair, brown eyes, weighs 75 pounds and doesn't speak English. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater with black sleeves.
Yanwen Wu has black hair, brown eyes and was garbed in a dark blue polo shirt and dark blue pants.
Jujie Wu has black hair, brown eyes, stands 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 75 pounds. He was wearing a light blue polo shirt and dark blue pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the El Monte Police Department at 626-580-2100. Detective Jeff Girgle is the investigator assigned to the case.