Missing Van Nuys Girl, 13, May Be Headed To Detroit

VAN NUYS (CBS)  — Officials in Van Nuys are asking for the public’s help to locate a 13-year-old girl they say is missing and possibly headed to Detroit.

Coraima Alfaro was dropped off at Fulton Middle School in Van Nuys on Friday about 7:30 a.m. and was not there when her mother came to pick her up at the end of the school day, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Coraima’s mother told police her daughter has a boyfriend who lives in Detroit and she told friends she was going to try to get to him.

The boyfriend’s first name might be “Angel.”

Coraima is described as a Latina with dark hair that has a reddish tone. She has brown eyes, is 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds. She was wearing a school uniform including navy blue pants, a blue shirt and a navy blue backpack.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts was asked to call the LAPD’s Mission Division at (818) 838-9800 or (877) LAPD-24-7 nights and weekends.

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