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News Release

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Media Relations

Child Abduction Regional Emergency Alert Issued

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the publics help in locating a 14-year-old girl abducted from the 1900 block of West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.

On August 8, 2007, at around 3:00 p.m., witnesses reported seeing the suspects drive up to the victim and order her into their car. Approximately 45 minutes later the victim’s mother received a telephone call from the suspects demanding $4,500.00 for the victim’s safe return.

The victim is identified as Priscilla Johnson, 14, a female White, with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’05”, 115 lbs, with a slim build and medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a pink tube top, blue jeans, and white/red tennis shoes.

Detectives believe Priscilla knew the suspects. Three persons of interest have been identified in this case. They are: Mark Yonko, a male, White, 16-18, David Yonko, a male, White, 20, and a female, White, 40, known as Mary or “Zula.”

The vehicle the suspects were seen in has been described as a newer model, green Ford Explorer or Expedition.

Anyone with information is asked to call Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section Detective Daniel Jaramillo or Detective Daryl Maxwell at 213-485-2511. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

A photo of Priscilla can be viewed at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website and the following link: Missing Kids



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