A 12-year-old girl is missing in Stockton, California. Should the police want to interview the “usual suspects”, there are 112 sex offenders registered for zip-code 95206.
An Amber Alert was not issued because she was not seen being abducted (if she was). Almost 17 hours after her being reported missing, no information displays at the NCMEC site.
Elia Sarah Nuñez was last seen at 8 a.m. Wednesday carrying laundry to her family’s garage in the 600 block of Seventh Street, police said. She was planning on washing it. Family members reported Nuñez missing at about noon.
The laundry was found in the garage unwashed. Stockton police spokesman Officer Pete Smith said he did not know why the girl was not reported missing earlier.
The family of Elia Sarah Nuñez crowded her south Stockton house Thursday night waiting to watch the 12-year-old walk past the flower bushes and chain-link fence and back into the family’s home. Elia was found at 7 p.m. Thursday more than three miles from her house 35 hours after she apparently wandered off.
In a story somewhat reminiscent of the “Wizard of Oz”, a family member offered this explanation for her disapperance. She was missing 36 hours.
According to a family member, Elia Nunez told relatives she was looking over the fence in the yard and fell down and bumped her head.
She said she became disoriented and then wandered the streets all night asking people for help. She said she eventually went to a house, and that person called police.