10-Year-Old Found Alive, Investigators are searching for two men in the abduction of a 10-year old Northridge girl from her home overnight.
At a news conference Wednesday evening, police described one of the suspects as an 18-year-old white male, no description was given for the second male…..ktla.
In addition to the two suspects, two different vehicles were reportedly involved in the crime.
A black pick-up truck has been recovered and is being processed for evidence.
According to investigators it appears the girl was taken to several locations including a vacant house, a storage facility and a school, all within blocks of each other.
The girl did not know her abductors, police say.
“I’ve got a young lady that was abductThe 10-year-old was located this afternoon after being dropped off near Oxnard Street and Canoga Avenue, police said.
Police initially said the girl was dropped off at a Goodwill store, but now believe she may have been left at Kaiser Permanente Hospital and wandered over to the shopping area.
Someone recognized her and alerted a nearby police officer, LAPD Cmdr. Sharon Papa said.
Police and fire personnel were called and transported the girl by ambulance to West Hills Hospital to be checked out.
Authorities described her as suffering from facial bruising and lacerations.
She may also have suffered a head injury.
Papa said police are reviewing surveillance video from businesses in the area for clues.
A manager of a nearby animation studio, who saw the girl when he went to a gas station next to Starbucks, told the L.A. Times the girl looked drained.
“Her face was white. She looked very tired and worried,” said Nicolas Jackson, manager of Moonscoop told the newspaper.
“You could see she had some worries for the past few hours.
She was not dressed in the same clothing she was last seen wearing at home.
She was reported missing by her parents from her home in the 8800 block of Oakdale Street around 3:50 a.m.
According to the preliminary investigation, the girl’s mother saw her in her room about 1 a.m.
But when she went into the girl’s room about 3:30a.m., the child was gone.
KTLA is no longer identifying the girl by name or in images that had been released by authorities.