UPDATE: The missing boys were located at a friend's house in North Hollywood. Click here for the story.
Original Story 5:33 p.m.
Glendale police asked for the public's help Wednesday in finding two young brothers whose father recently died.
The boys were identified as Ryan Handlin, 12, and Marquis Handlin, 11. Sgt. Thomas Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department said investigators suspect the boys ran away because of family issues. They had been living with their father until his death, and have since been with their grandparents, which "appears ... was not the ideal situation," Lorenz said.
Ryan is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 90 pounds. He has light brown hair and was wearing a dark shirt and jeans. Marquis is 5 feet 1 inch tall, and also weighs 90 pounds. He has blond hair and was wearing a green shirt and jeans.
The boys have been missing since 7:30 a.m. They were last seen in the 4100 block of La Crescenta.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at (818) 548-4911.