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News Release

Friday, February 26, 2016

Media Relations

12-Year-Old Missing Girl NR16071TI

Los Angeles: The family of Ashley Bernal and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Ashley was last seen in the Ramona Gardens Housing Development today around 7:20 p.m., in the 2800 block of Lancaster Avenue, in the city of Los Angeles. Her family is extremely concerned that she has not returned home.

Ashley is described as a 12-year-old, Hispanic female with black hair and black eyes. She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black and white striped sweater, blue pants, and black and white shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ashley Bernal please contact Sergeant Lopez, Hollenbeck Division, at (323) 342-4185. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.