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At-risk 12-year-old girl found on New Year’s Day 

Alyssa Vanwyk

Alyssa Vanwyk, 12


–A missing juvenile was located on New Year’s Day and has been reunited with her family. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement on Friday saying it “would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating Alyssa Vanwyk.”

Original report Jan. 1, 2021:

At-risk 12-year-old girl reported missing

–On New Year’s Eve the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 12-year-old runaway out of Nipomo.

Alyssa Vanwyk was last seen walking near Grand Street in Nipomo at approximately 1:30 p.m. Deputies responded and began a search of the area.

Vanwyk is considered at-risk due to her age. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Vanwyk is described as being 5’2″ tall, 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt and black leggings. Alyssa is believed to possibly be in the Santa Maria area.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information on her whereabouts to call (805)781-4550.



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