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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Child Abduction Regional Emergency (C.A.R.E) Alert 10-year-old Missing Girl NR13101bb

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Devonshire Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a 10 year old girl who was last seen by her mother at the child’s residence.

On Tuesday, March 27, 2013 around 1 a.m., 10-year-old Nicole Ryan’s mother last saw her daughter in bed at their residence in the 8000 block of Oakdale Avenue in the Northridge area.  Around 3:40 a.m., Nicole’s mother went to check on her and discovered that she was missing.  Nicole’s mother told investigators that Nicole does not have a history of running away.

The Los Angeles Police Department needs the public’s help to find Nicole who is described as a 10-year-old white female with red hair and blue eyes.  She stands 4 feet 11 inches tall, and weighs about 100 pounds.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nicole is urged to immediately call the Devonshire Division at 818-832-0633 or 9-1-1.  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.