This from our School superintendent: I am writing to let you know that Leah Kritzer, a 14 year-old Manhattan Beach resident and student at MBMS, has been missing since Sunday afternoon. She was last seen walking her dog on the beach, and there has been no contact with her since that time. I have spoken with her mother and she is asking that all of us be on the lookout for her. There is a concern that she may have met a person online, as her parents found her posing as an adult in chat rooms. Both the police and the FBI are now involved in this case.
Leah is 5 foot 7 inches tall with braces and blond hair with orange tips. Her picture is below.
Anyone with information was urged to call Manhattan Beach Police at 310-802-5140.
Please see the attached link for more information from a KTLA report last night.
As you can imagine, this should be our community's highest priority. I know it is mine. Thank you for doing what you can and for keeping your eyes open, and I will keep you informed.
Michael D. Matthews, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools