Missing 12-year-old girl found safe
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – A missing 12-year-old girl, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old and requires medication, was found safe Thursday morning, police said.
Raylee Annmarie Elder, 12, was reported missing by her parents around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
She allegedly got into an argument with her stepfather while riding in a car near North Nutmeg Street and Sunset Heights Road in Escondido, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Her stepfather then kicked her out of the car and told her to walk home,
A deputy found Elder walking down a street at 3:20 a.m. She said she had gone to a friend’s house and left. She suffers from bipolar disorder and needs daily medication, her mother said.
Sheriff’s deputies then used search dogs, juvenile detectives, and an urban search and rescue team to hunt for the girl.