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News Release

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Media Relations

15 -Year-Old Girl Critical Missing

Two photos of the Person of Interest, Antonio Santos Martinez, believed to be traveling with missing person, Claudia Yat, are attached.

With the assistance of the San Jose Police Department, detectives conducted follow-ups in San Jose and San Diego, in an attempt to locate the missing minor. It has been determined that Claudia Yat voluntarily left on October 19th with the male, identified as Antonio Santo Martinez, 22 year-old resident of San Jose, California.

On October 23, 2008, both Antonio and Claudia traveled to San Diego, California. There they boarded a Greyhound bus to Tijuana, Mexico.

The previously described Kia vehicle has since been recovered.

Detectives believe that Antonio and Claudia met via the internet and remain in Mexico.

Los Angeles:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, Southeast Division, and the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl.

On October 18, 2008, 15-year-old girl, Claudia Yat, attended a family birthday party in the area of 89th Street and Broadway in the City of Los Angeles. Claudia and her family were visiting from Temecula, California. At 4 a.m. on October 19, 2008, Claudia’s family discovered her missing.

Claudia may be in the company of an adult Hispanic male. They may be traveling in a blue car and possibly headed to the area of San Jose, California. Claudia was last seen wearing a purple shirt, blue jeans, and black sandals. She has brown eyes with brown hair, 5 feet tall, and weighs 105 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives Maria Tomes and Freddy Arroyo at 213-485-2511 or 951-712-6257. After hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour toll free number, 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or by logging on to and clicking on Web Tips. When using a cell phone always begin the message with “LAPD.” All calls and contacts are anonymous.