Crime & Justice

Missing 12 year-old girl in Mission Hills has been found (updated)

12 year-old Donyetta Butts has been missing since Tuesday night.
12 year-old Donyetta Butts has been missing since Tuesday night.
Courtesy Los Angeles Police Dept.

Updated Thursday 12:59 p.m.: A 12-year-old girl who went missing in Mission Hills on Wednesday has been found safe, according to police.

Donyetta Butts had been living in a hotel with her family for about a month. Her mother gave out fliers and asked for help finding the girl, according to NBC4, which reports that Butts was found by two volunteers in the search.

No further details were available yet, the Los Angeles Police Department said via Twitter.

Wednesday 6:20 p.m.: Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl, reportedly suffering from PTSD, who went missing Tuesday. 

Donyetta Butts was last seen at around 9:30 p.m. last night outside the Hometown Inn in Mission Hills where her family had been staying. The family had been living in the hotel for about a month.

LAPD officer Jane Kim described Butts as black, about 5'5" and weighing about 135 pounds. She has long braided black hair with maroon tips and was last seen wearing a pink and white spandex top with black leggings.

"She suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and is currently taking medication," Kim said. "Her mother reported that she was sent to take the trash out and she had not returned."

Police and volunteers searched the area overnight with helicopters and dogs and weren't able to find her.