Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old Victorville girl [Updated]

October 26, 2010 |  7:23 am

San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday for a 13-year-old girl who may have left with a 22-year-old man wanted for a sex crime against a minor.

  Ivan Lopez Suspect Amber Alert October 2010 Miranda Hemphill Amber Alert October 2010 Miranda Hemphill, of Victorville, was reported missing Sunday night as a possible runaway. She was thought to have taken off with Ivan Lopez, of Lennox, who was initially believed to be 17 years old, said Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

  Lopez is wanted on a 2009 felony warrant for a sex crime against a minor. He may be traveling in a gray-and-white primer-colored 1973 Chevrolet van, California license plate number 2CIW894.

Miranda is described as white, 5 feet 7 and 140 pounds. Lopez is Latino, 5 feet 7 and 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

[Updated at 7:40 a.m.: Miranda's father made a plea on a YouTube video for her to return home and said Miranda had met Lopez on the Internet.]

-- Stephen Ceasar

Photo credits: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department