Crime & Justice

2 Special Olympics athletes go missing after last being seen in Griffith Park

In this April 16, 2015, file photo, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games medals are unveiled for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles.
In this April 16, 2015, file photo, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games medals are unveiled for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles.
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Updated Friday 8:27 a.m.: Special Olympics officials confirmed to CBS Los Angeles that the athletes had been found — they boarded an alternate bus.

Previously: The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that they are searching for two Russian Special Olympics athletes. The missing athletes are a man and a woman in their 30s, last seen in Griffith Park.

LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera says the athletes didn't show up to their team bus. Officers are searching all check-in and drop-off areas.

Herrera would not provide the names of the athletes. No further details are available.