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Update: Oceanside police located the missing girl safely just before midnight Tuesday, the department announced.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The Oceanside Police Department asked for the public’s assistance Tuesday to locate a missing child.

12-year-old Kimberly Backhaus was reported missing Tuesday evening and was last seen near Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School (1290 Ivey Ranch Road) around 5 p.m., according to a release from the Oceanside Police Department. She had been missing for around seven hours in total

Kimberly is described as 5 feet 5-inches, roughly 110 pounds, with brown curly hair and tan skin. She was last seen wearing a black crop top, dark blue jeans, and a black backpack.

If you believe you have seen her, please call the Oceanside Police Department at 760-435-4900