Missing Santa Monica Teen Found Safe At A Downtown Los Angeles Bus Station
Posted Apr. 23, 2014, 9:19 am
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
A 17-year-old Santa Monica girl who had run away from her home at 1 pm Tuesday and been reported missing to authorities was found safe last night.
On Tuesday evening, the Santa Monica Police Department issued a bulletin asking for the public’s help in locating Laila Kaddoura.
The bulletin said Kaddoura had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and suffered from anxiety and depression and was listed as a “critical” missing person because of those conditions, along with her age.
SMPD Sgt. Jay Moroso said officers from the Los Angeles Police Department found Kaddoura at a MTA bus station in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
“There was no foul play,” Moroso said. “She was released to an adult family member.”