LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Long Beach police are searching for a 10-year-old girl who failed to show up for school Tuesday.
Authorities were contacted by the mother of Samantha Lazaro at approximately 10:50 a.m.READ MORE: Angelenos Make Plans For Mother's Day During The First Weekend The County Is In The Yellow Tier
A police spokesperson said Samantha left her home, located in the area of Orange Avenue and Anaheim Street, at approximately 7:35 a.m. Tuesday morning.
They say her mother believed she was leaving for school at Whittier Elementary.
Police were notified and immediately began searching for her when her mother confirmed with the school Samantha never arrived.READ MORE: LAPD Trying To Break Up Cypress Park Party Between The 5 And 10 Freeways
Police later determined Samantha never had intention of going to school Tuesday through a note she left at home. They have not revealed the contents of the note.
Samantha is described as Hispanic, standing 4 feet 5 inches and weighing 80 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
She could be wearing a baby blue sweater with polka dots, jeans and black sneakers.MORE NEWS: Venice High School Unable To Use Its New Multimillion Dollar Stadium Due To A Dispute With A Neighbor
Anyone with information regarding Samantha’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 if in Long Beach, or (562) 435-6711 if outside the City.