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LAX police end search for missing Vietnamese girls

LAX police end search for missing Vietnamese girls
Police searching for two girls from Vietnam who went missing Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport ended the search after learning the girls had permission to leave a school group. Ly Camly Vuong, 12, left, and Linh Huyon Cao, 17, were last seen about 7:11 p.m. (Los Angeles Airport Police)

A four-hour search for two girls who went missing at Los Angeles International Airport ended after police learned that their parents knew of their plan to separate from a tourist group visiting from Vietnam.

Authorities said they turned the case over to immigration officials.

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The parents, who were still in Vietnam, were "not concerned and they asked for everything to be left alone," airport police Officer Rob Pedregon said.

The girls are 12-year-old Ly Camly Vuong and 17-year-old Linh Huyen Cao. They were last seen in the baggage claim area of Terminal 7 with a white man, Pedregon said.

Pedregon said the girls, who were with a school group, were reported missing at 7:11 p.m. Their parents are in Vietnam.

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