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Santa Monica Police Need Public's Help in Finding Local Teen

Laila Kaddoura is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and suffers from anxiety and depression, officials say.

Laila Kaddoura. Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department.
Laila Kaddoura. Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department.
A 17-year-old Santa Monica girl has gone missing, according to Santa Monica police who hope the public can help in finding her.

Laila Kaddoura is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and suffers from anxiety and depression and is listed as a “critical” missing person because of those conditions, along with her age, according to a Santa Monica Police Department press release. 

Kaddoura was last seen around 1 p.m. today at her home. She is considered a runaway at this point, the news release says.

Kaddoura is 5 feet, 4 inches, weighs 130 pounds with brown eyes and brown, shoulder-length hair, officials said. She was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, dark gray jeans, gray or green tennis shoes, and carrying a black backpack. 

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Lloyd Gladden at (310) 458-8931 or at lloyd.gladden@smgov.net or, the Santa Monica Police Department Communications Center (24 hours) at (310) 
458-8491. 
 
Anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. To text an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers; please view their webpage for detailed instructions. If the information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1, 000.00.
Apolinaire April 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM
In what part of town is her home? A good reason why the wearing of hooded sweatshirts should be forbidden because (1) people with hooded tops are scary to the public, especially to children, and (2) it makes it harder on the Police to track them down.

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