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.
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 abducted, I don’t know the reason,” said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. William P. Hayes.
The 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.