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Monday, December 28, 2015

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December 29, 2015
Update

Palm Springs: Father who concealed his 2 year-old daughter from her mother since Christmas Eve taken into custody in Palm Springs, California.

Around 9:30 p.m., Monday evening, the Van Nuys Police Station received a call from a witness who stated that she saw the Community Alert Flyer that pictured Jack Perry and his 2 year-old daughter Lucia. The witness claimed that she was in the Palm Springs area and believed that both Perry and the little girl were still there. The caller advised that she was nearly positive that it was Jack Perry and Lucia Perry.

Based upon the information received from the caller, Lieutenant David Legaspi, Van Nuys Watch Commander, immediately made contact with the Palm Springs Police Department and advised them of the possible lead on the missing 2 year-old. Palm Springs Police Department was quick to respond to the location where the two were last seen. The location was described as an apartment that Jack Perry rented on Sunday for him and his daughter using a fictitious name. A short time later Palm Springs Police Department reported that they made contact with Jack Perry and took him into custody. Lucia Perry was also located inside of the apartment and appeared to be unharmed.

Van Nuys units responded to Palm Springs accompanied by Lucia's Mother Elise Perry, to bring her daughter home where she had not been for more than five days. The Los Angeles Police Department is grateful to our media and our Community for their assistance in bringing this emotional incident to a peaceful conclusion.

Jack Perry was transported back to Los Angeles, Valley Jail Section, where he was booked on Child Abduction, California Penal Code Section 278. Perry will be held on $40,000 bail.



December 28, 2015

Update



Jack Perry




Van Nuys:
Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Lucia Perry.

On December 24, 2015, around 5 p.m., Lucia Perry was having a supervised visitation with her father, Jack Perry. The person supervising the visitation lost sight of Lucia and her father while in the 100 block of The Grove.

Jack Perry is described as a 31 year-old Caucasian male with brown eyes.

Lucia Perry is described as a female Caucasian with blond hair and blue eyes. She stands 2 feet 6 inches tall and has a small build. She was last seen wearing pink sweatpants a yellow t-shirt and "Hot Pink Nike Shoes."

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lucia Perry, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Detectives, Detective K. White or Detective M. Santana at (818) 374-1913. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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