Missing Santa Monica Teen Found Safe At A Downtown Los Angeles Bus Station

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014, 9:19:00 AM

Brenton Garen

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.”

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