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Friday, August 24, 2012

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North Hollywood Area authorities have announced the two missing children have been found and are safe.

Los Angeles:
   The family of half-sisters Michelle Herrera and Bianey Lagunas, along with the Los Angeles Police Department, are asking for the public’s help in locating the two children who appeared to have run away from home.

They were last seen at Sun Valley Middle School yesterday around 8 a.m.  When the children did not return home after school, their mother contacted friends but was not able to locate them. She then contacted LAPD and reported the children missing.  The children were despondent over house rules implemented by their mother.

Michelle Herrera is 10 years old.  She is 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 83 pounds, with a dark complexion and thin build.  She was last seen wearing her school uniform: a white shirt, blue pants and black shoes.  Bianey Lagunas is 13 years old.  She is 4 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build and weighs 128 pounds. She has a light complexion and was last seen wearing the same school uniform as her half-sister.  

Anyone who has seen or has information regarding the whereabouts of the children is asked to contact the LAPD North Hollywood Division at 818-623-4031.  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.