Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding an 11-year-old girl who went missing from a group home in Rosemead two days ago.
Italy Ann Johnson was last seen shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday walking away from the group home alone, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Authorities said the girl’s family members, who live in South Los Angeles, are concerned and asking for the public’s help to find her.
Detectives visited Italy’s friend’s home in Palmdale, but the missing girl was not there and the friend — who was recently released from the same group home — did not know where she was, said Sheriff’s Deputy Joana Warren.
Warren did not have details on the group home, but said Italy does not have a cellphone or a debit card.
Investigators on Wednesday plan to hand out missing-person fliers in South Los Angeles and Rosemead, and to ask residents to check their surveillance cameras for leads on the girl’s whereabouts.
Italy is white, has long brown hair and hazel eyes, stands 4 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighs 85 pounds, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Anyone with information about Italy is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at (626) 292-3318.