On Wednesday, 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 search for two suspects continues after a 10-year-old girl was abducted from her home in Northridge on Wednesday and later found safe. 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. The 10-year-old was located about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday near Oxnard Street and Canoga Avenue. It’s believed she was dropped off at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills, about six miles from her home.
She was seen wandering in a nearby parking lot and recognized by a bystander, who pointed her out to police on patrol. Police and fire personnel were called, and they transported the girl by ambulance to West Hills Hospital to be checked out. Authorities said she was in shock, and was suffering from facial bruising and lacerations.
She was barefoot and was not dressed in the same clothing she was last seen wearing at home.
Police are now reviewing surveillance video from businesses in the area for clues.
Manhaunt for 2 Saought Kidnappin of 10-year-old