​10-Year-Old Found Alive Later Following Kidnapping



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March 30, 2013

A 10-year-old girl, who was abducted from her home, has been found alive. According to Police in Los Angeles, the young girl was recovered about 9 to 10 hours after she was kidnapped from her Northridge, California home.

On Wednesday, Nicole Ryan was taken from her bedroom and held against her will for most of the day before her two kidnappers took her to Kaiser hospital, located six miles from her home, and dropped her off.

Police Capt. Kris Pitcher said officers found her at a strip mall in the Woodland Hills section of the San Fernando Valley around 3 p.m.

“She was forcibly taken from her home and was released over here and was held by individuals for approximately nine to ten hours,” LAPD Capt. William Hayes said. “She was dropped off by the suspects at a location, Kaiser Hospital at Desoto and Burbank. And she walked from that location to here where she was recovered.”

According to Hayes, Ryan told police that one of the suspects was a 18-year-old Caucasian male, but no description was obtained for the second suspect.

“I’ve got a girl who was abducted,” Hayes said at a media briefing Wednesday night. “I don’t know why.”

Ryan told investigators that she was being held at an abandoned house near her home.

“We have a 10-year-old girl that’s been traumatized here, she was forcibly taken from her home,” Hayes said. “If these individuals are brazen enough to do that, I’m putting all the resources I have to make sure they don’t do it again.”