Hours after police asked for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old Ontario girl who cannot hear or speak, she was found at a relative’s home in Pomona, police said.
Yesika Yadira Diaz-Gonzalez was last seen by family members about 12:30 a.m. when she went to her room at their home in the 500 block of North Campus Avenue, according to a news release from the Ontario Police Department. Relatives noticed the teenager was missing about 5 a.m.
Yesika, a student at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, apparently took clothing in a black backpack with her, the release said. Investigators believe she may have walked to the area of Campus Avenue and Holt Boulevard, about half a mile south of her home, and was possibly picked up by a car near the intersection.
Around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, she made her way to a relative’s home in Pomona, Ontario police Lt. David McBride said.
She was said to be fine and in good health.
Details about where she had been were not provided.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711 or 911, or visit wetip.com, regarding case No. 150800877.
KTLA’s Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report.