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Thursday, April 26, 2012

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12-Year-Old Missing Girl NR12192kr

Update
April 26, 2012

Hernandez was found and returned to her family.


Los Angeles:  The family of Nicole Jacqueline Hernandez and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help in locating Nicole, who was last seen on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at about 7:30 a.m., when she was dropped off at Vista Middle School, 15040 Roscoe Boulevard in Van Nuys.

Nicole is in good health, but may have been upset after a disagreement with her mother over a relationship with an older boy.

Nicole is a female Hispanic, 12 years old, with shoulder length black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 107 pounds with a slim build.  She was wearing a black sweater and blue jeans and black shoes. She has a pierced right lower lip.  

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nicole Hernandez is asked to contact LAPD 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.