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News Release

Friday, March 26, 2010

Media Relations

Los Angeles Police Looking for 11 Year-Old Habitual Runaway NR10155ah


On March 26, 2010, missing 11-year-old April Vega was found safe and in good health.  Mission Area juvenile detectives said she was found over a friend’s home in Sylmar around 11:30 this morning.  

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Department is looking for an 11-year-old habitual runaway.  Mission detectives said April Vega was last seen at Olive Vista Middle School in the 14000 block of Tyler Street at around 7 AM on March 22, 2010.

Vega is a troubled child.  She is known to frequent Sylmar Park and Sylmar Public Library.

Vega is described as being 5 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds.  She has brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue skinny jeans and a black sweater.  

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Vega is urged to call Mission Division at 818-838-9800.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips," and follow the prompts.