Jessica was found!
Missing L.A. girl
found safe, police say
WOMAN HELD AS POSSIBLE SUSPECT
NBC affiliate KNBC-TV reported that Jessica walked into St. John's Well Child Clinic near the University of Southern California on Tuesday afternoon. She was barefoot and dirty, her hair had been cut short and jagged, and she was wearing different clothes from those she had on when she was last seen Sunday at Echo Park, about seven miles away.
Jessica arrived with a woman who asked clinic workers to examine her child. The workers recognized Jessica from her photos and immediately called 911.
Clinic workers asked Jessica if the woman was her mother and she said no, KNBC reported. The 30-year-old woman was detained but had not been charged Tuesday night, said Pomeroy, who said it had not yet been determined whether she was a suspect in the girl's disappearance.
The Associated Press reported that crowds gathered at the Echo Park lake after hearing news that the girl had been found.
They are still looking for the man who abducted her.
And as I was reading this story, I noticed another kidnapping story. Makes me so mad!
AUGUST 13, 22:56 ET
Texas Infant Snatched From Van
ABILENE, Texas (AP)-A woman snatched a month-old baby from a van in a store parking lot Tuesday and drove away as the child's horrified mother held on desperately to the getaway vehicle, police said.
The mother was dragged more than 30 feet as the car sped away. She was later treated for cuts and bruises, police Sgt. Kim Vickers said.
The mother had just placed her three children, including a 2- and a 6-year-old, into the family van and was returning a shopping cart to a storage area about 10 feet away.
She then saw a woman take the infant girl from the van and place her into a car, Vickers said.
``The woman started screaming and trying to get the lady to stop,'' Vickers said.
A man who saw what happened also tried to stop the car.
Surveillance video captured the car circling the parking lot just before the abduction, Vickers said, but the kidnapping was out of the picture.
Abilene is 170 miles west of Dallas.
I feel so sorry for the mother and her family. I can't imagine what they must be going through.