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News Release

Friday, July 15, 2005

Media Relations

Critical Missing 12-Year Old and 13-Year Old Girls

Los Angeles: Police are seeking the public’s help in finding two sisters who told their parents by cell phone that they were coming home from school because one of them felt sick.

Amaris Wilson, 12 and Ashanti Wilson, 13, were last seen leaving Bancroft Middle School in the Hollywood area around 7:45 a.m.

One of the girls is a diabetic and is insulin dependent.  She is without her medication.

Amaris is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds.  She was wearing a Navy blue jogging suit with white and blue boots when last seen.

Ashanti is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, and was wearing a white shirt and blue pants and light blue Converse tennis shoes.

*A photograph of Amaris and Ashanti is available and can be emailed upon request*

Anyone who may have seen Amaris and Ashanti or has information regarding their whereabouts is urged to call Southeast Area at 213-972-7818 or 213-972-7830.  On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL  (1-877-529-3855).