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Missing girl: Police seek 2 men in apparent abduction

March 27, 2013|By Ari Bloomekatz and Richard Winton
  • LAPD officers and detectives gather near the home of Nicole Ryan, who disappeared early Wednesday and was found hours later.
LAPD officers and detectives gather near the home of Nicole Ryan, who disappeared… (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles…)

At a news briefing Wednesday evening, Los Angeles police said they were searching for two men in the apparent abduction of 10-year-old Nicole Ryan, who vanished from her Northridge home earlier in the day.

"I've got a young lady that was abducted, I don't know the reason," said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. William P. Hayes.

The girl has been the focus of police and media attention since she disappeared early Wednesday, only to be dropped off several hours later in Woodland Hills.

Police initially said she had been dropped off at a Goodwill parking lot, but Hayes said Wednesday evening that she had been dropped off at Kaiser Medical Center.

The LAPD has nothing to connect the men to the girl in terms of previous contact, police sources said.

Hayes said authorities have secured several locations where they believe Nicole had been taken and said multiple cars had been used.

Authorities said they have recovered a black pickup they believe was involved and said the investigation was ongoing.

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