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Friday, August 18, 2006

Media Relations

Missing Girl and Baby in South LA

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Daisy Vanessa Munoz,13-year-old and 18-month-old Diego Padilla, who were last seen yesterday in Central Los Angeles.

On Thursday, August 17, 2006, Daisy, a friend of the family, visited 18-month-old Diego and his grandmother at their home located in the 1600 block of 32nd Street. Daisy asked the grandmother for permission to take Diego to a store to go buy some medicine. Daisy told the grandmother that a friend who is unknown to the grandmother was taking them to the Alameda Swap Meet located on Vernon Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. Daisy and Diego never returned.

Daisy is a Hispanic girl 5' tall and weighs about 125 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and medium built. She was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, brown sweater and white tennis shoes.

Diego is a Hispanic baby, 2'0 tall and weighs about 30 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a red shirt, black pants and red/black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Daisy and Diego whereabouts is urged to call Newton Division at 323-846-6547. Weekend or during off-hours the public may contact the toll free-24 hours tip line at 1-877-LAW FULL (1-877-529-3855).