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News Release

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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14-Year-Old Critical Missing in Hollywood

Los Angeles:  Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl with the mental capacity of a 7-year old.

America Marroquin, a 14-year-old Hispanic girl, was last seen yesterday at Hollywood High School, 1521 N. Highland Avenue, at about 3:20 p.m.  Apparently she did not board her bus to go home at the end of the school day. 

America is 5 feet tall, weighs 125 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a light purple sweater and black skirt.  She also had on gold hoop earrings and a silver ring.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Station at 213-972-2971.