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UPDATE: 12-year-old believed to have run away from Nipomo found safe

The sheriff's office says she may be in the Santa Maria area
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Posted at 9:08 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 17:21:07-05

UPDATE (2:19 p.m.) - The sheriff's office says she has been found and reunited with her family.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities are looking for a 12-year-old believed to have run away from home on New Year’s Eve.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says Alyssa Vanwyk was last seen Thursday around 1:30 p.m. near Grand Street in Nipomo and was wearing a multi-colored shirt and black leggings.

After receiving the missing person’s report, the sheriff’s office says deputies began searching the area.

Foul play is not suspected but authorities say Vanwyk is considered at-risk because of her age an may be in the Santa Maria area.

She’s described as being 5’2’’ tall, 90 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on where Vanwyk may be is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.