A search was under way today for an 11-year-old girl described as a habitual runaway.
"Vega is a troubled child," Harding said. "She is known to frequent Sylmar Park and Sylmar public library."
April Vega was last seen around 7 a.m. Monday at Olive Vista Middle School, said Officer April Harding of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The girl is 5 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue skinny jeans and a black sweater.
Police urged anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the LAPD's Mission Station at (818) 838-9800 or (877) LAPD-24-7.