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News Release

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Media Relations

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Esmeralda has returned home and is safe with her family
Los Angeles: The family of Esmeralda Herrera and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate her.     

On November 20, 2012, around 4:10 p.m., Herrera was last seen leaving her home in the 1600 block of South Main Street in the City of Los Angeles.  Herrera has not returned since.  Herrera’s family is very concerned about her unexplained disappearance because she has never gone missing before.    
Herrera is described as an 11-year-old female Hispanic, black hair and black eyes. She also wears glasses. She stands 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs between 110 to 115 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a blue checked flannel shirt, black pants and with blue white sneakers, possibly converse.   

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Esmeralda Herrera, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit, Detective Merrill at 213-972-1298. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.