Northridge Girl’s Cousins Were Kidnapped in 2008 – Jennifer Gould Reports

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Law enforcement sources said detectives were trying to determine whether there was any connection between this case and a high-profile international child abduction in 2008.

The girl has told investigators that two men were involved and that she was taken to multiple locations in different vehicles.

She was found bruised and scratched Wednesday near a Starbucks about six miles from her home.

“This 10-year-old child was traumatized after a very traumatic experience,” Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andy Smith said Thursday.

He declined to provide details about her ordeal, saying police wanted to protect her privacy. Detectives said at this point there was no indication she knew her attackers.

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