5-Year-Old and Father Found in Mar Vista Shortly After Amber Alert Issued

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A 5-year-old girl who went missing in North Hollywood was found in Mar Vista tonight, about 10 minutes after an Amber Alert was issued in an attempt to help find her.

Victoria Sophia Suarez was reported missing after being last seen about 10:40 a.m. with her father, 29-year-old Jose Alberto Suarez, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the alert on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Amber Alert was issued at 6:10 p.m., and at 6:18 p.m., police at the LAPD's Pacific Division received a call about a possible kidnapping suspect in the 3500 block of Maplewood Avenue, near Palms Boulevard, according to the LAPD.

Officers safely located Victoria at the location and took the father into custody, police reported.

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