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2 missing girls from North Hollywood found unharmed

August 24, 2012 | 10:34 pm
Michelle Herrera Bianey Lagunas

Two young girls missing from their North Hollywood home were found unharmed Friday, police said.

Michelle Herrera, 10, and her 13-year-old sister, Bianey Lagunas, apparently ran away from home Thursday, said Sgt. William Mann of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division.

On Friday evening, the girls showed up at a friend's home, and the friend's mother took them to the police station, Mann said.

The girls had been “despondent over house rules implemented by their mother,” according to an LAPD statement.

When the girls did not come home from school Thursday, their mother contacted friends but without success, the statement said. She then contacted the police.

Authorities did not release any information about where the girls had been.

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Photos: Michelle Herrera, left, and Bianey Lagunas

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