LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities have picked up a girl matching the description of a 10-year-old who has been missing for hours, but they have not confirmed her identity.
Police Sgt. Rudy Lopez says it is "highly likely" that that the redheaded girl found several miles from her San Fernando Valley home is Nicole Ryan, but authorities have yet to interview her.
A KCAL-TV helicopter showed paramedics talking to the girl seated in a chair outside a Starbucks cafe and then taking her to an ambulance.
Nicole's parents reported her missing from home before dawn Wednesday. She was described as having long red hair.