SANTA MONICA ( — Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 17-year-old girl diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who went missing Tuesday.

Laila Kaddoura was last seen around 1 p.m. at her residence in Santa Monica, according to a SMPD spokesperson.

Kaddoura, who is believed to be a run-away, also suffers from anxiety and depression, police said.

She was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, dark gray jeans, gray or green tennis shoes and carrying a black backpack.

The teenager is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown, shoulder-length hair.

Anyone with information regarding her disappearance is asked to contact Detective Lloyd Gladden at (310) 458-8931 or at or the Santa Monica Police Department’s 24-hour communications center at (310) 458-8491.

Anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website.

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