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News Release

Monday, October 25, 2010

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13-Year-Old Girl Missing, Possibly Bound for Detroit, Michigan NR10501SF


On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at about 12:30 p.m., Coraima Alfaro was located in the 14700 block of Blyth Street.  Investigators identified the potential suspect in Detroit, who was subsequently eliminated as a suspect.  It was discovered Alfaro had been staying at various locations throughout the Valley since she was reported missing on Friday. She was found in good condition and reunited with her family.

Los Angeles:
  The family of Coraima Alfaro and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help to locate Coraima who has been missing since Friday.

On Friday, October 22nd at around 7:30 a.m., Coraima was dropped off at Fulton Middle School, in the
Van Nuys Area of Los Angeles.  Later in the afternoon when school let out, Coraima did not show up for her ride home with her mother.

Recently, Coraima has been upset regarding a possible boyfriend who may live in the Detroit, Michigan area.  She has also made comments to friends that she was trying to find a ride to a bus or train station so she could travel to Michigan to see her boyfriend.  At this point, the boyfriend has not yet been identified however, his first name may be “Angel.”  
Coraima Alfaro is described as a female Hispanic, with dark hair that has a reddish tone.  She has brown eyes, stands 5’ 2” high, weighs 120 pounds and is 13-years-old.  She was last seen wearing a school uniform that includes navy blue pants, a blue shirt and a navy blue backpack.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Coraima Alfaro is urged to contact LAPD’s Mission Division at 818-838-9800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers 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.