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Friday, September 15, 2006

Media Relations

14 -Year-Old Girl Missing in Van Nuys

Los Angeles: The parents of a missing 14-year-old girl and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's help in locating April Spring Hibbler, who has been missing since September 13, 2006.

"It's been two days now," said LAPD spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vernon. "It's quite out of the ordinary for this young lady not to contact her parents. We're hoping she may be hanging out with a friend."

April lives in North Hollywood with her parents. She took a bus around 7:15 AM on September 13th to Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. She never returned home from school that afternoon and has not been seen since. April would have picked up the bus at Balboa and Victory Boulevards after school let out. Detectives were not able to verify whether April attended school on Wednesday.

April's parents are concerned for her welfare. April's mother, Dina Moses, told officers her daughter has never failed to come home before.

April has long, black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black shirt over a white shirt, and white shoes. She was also wearing earrings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Van Nuys Juvenile Detectives at 818-374-0040. After hours, call the LAPD hotline at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

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