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Missing Girl Dragged By Hair Reported By ‘Credible Witnesses,’ But Hasn’t Been Called In By Family

Missing girl dragged by hair

A missing girl last seen being dragged by her hair at the hands of an unknown assailant has sparked a massive search in Los Angeles, but police admit more questions than answers remain after the disturbing sight was called in to police.

The missing girl was reportedly dragged by her hair into “brush,” the Los Angeles Times reports, but little else is known about the situation.

According to witnesses, the missing girl dragged by her hair in their view may have been as young as 13, or she may have been a “small woman.” The young man dragging her away appeared to be between the ages of 16 and 18, but those who witnessed and reported the crime were unnerved enough to call police and prompt the search despite the fact no disappearances matching the profile of the possible-teen had been previously reported.

Lt. Andy Neiman explains that the missing girl dragged by her hair was seen at a recreation center before she was assaulted and that an altercation between the apparent victim and her assailant ensued before the possible abduction:

“That argument escalated to the point where the male struck the female at least once in the face and then began to drag her up into the brush area by the hair.”

Police Chief Charlie Beck confirmed that witnesses reported seeing the man remove some of the girl’s clothing and that a search of the area revealed sneakers and leggings.

Beck said that the circumstances behind the apparent abduction were unclear, but the department was obligated to investigate fully:

“My hope is that this was a dispute that was resolved in some way, but we have to treat everything like it’s the real deal.”

Police say a search of the area in which the girl was observed being dragged by her hair was “90 percent” complete.

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41 Responses to “Missing Girl Dragged By Hair Reported By ‘Credible Witnesses,’ But Hasn’t Been Called In By Family”

  1. Beth Shannon

    They just stood there? How can you just stand there? What is happening? Witnesses? Sounds like there were more of them, then "him". How do you stand there, I can't, I won't. What I am living in?

  2. Bd Dang

    how can peoples had just stood there.

    Cell phones are a popular thing everyone have now, put it to good danm use!

  3. Anonymous

    I know that cavemen used to drag their women around by the hair. Reports are, that they first tried dragging them by their feet, but that kept filling them up with rocks.

  4. Anonymous

    I so agree with these comments! OMG! How could people "observe" this and not jump up and chase after the guy? And the police said they were "obligated" to check out what was reported? WOW, this is a REALLY disturbing story here! I pray that she is alright and found quickly… as well as the "hair puller" jailed for a very long time. He will just get worse, in time.

  5. Yvonne Blake Horgeshimer

    wrong there are still alot of people that are too poor for even a cell phone–all i have is internet, no tv viewing or anything else…there are some of us who are poor in the bravery department too but i would hope that i could break out a pepper spray container but still couldn't run fast enough in some cases to get to the place i saw something …i wonder if the guy killed the girls parents

  6. Cat Ryan

    people now have no moral obligation! no sense of self worth! they just live from day to day with no purpose inlife and no used to the society! they don't for one minute that if that ever happens to them or to their family wouldn't they want some one to help and report it to the authority? these kind of behaviors are very common now a day! its a shame that we live in this kind of society!

  7. Anonymous

    jump the creep & stop what is happening no matter what! JUST HELP! GEEZ what is wrong with people!

  8. Anonymous

    my 62 yr old mother would have physically tried to help if she was there & had seen it! she jumped out of her car 25 yrs ago to stop 3 kids from assaulting a kid & scared the creeps off. (no cell phone either, just GUTS!)

  9. Lin Roselli

    Google 'bystander effect'. It's a psychological thing happens to many people when they're witnessing something horrid. They see something terrible occurring and stand back, expecting someone else to 'be the hero' and step in to take over. Also, it's not always the best situation to just charge in and try to confront the assailant.. It could result in more loss of life, including your own, depending on what the assailant is packing. At the very least though, people could try to make noise to distract the person and let them know they've been seen and call the police ASAP. I just hope they find this girl if something is wrong..

  10. Rose Ayres

    I am in also in shock.how can anyone sit back and see a sight as such.and not do anything to help the situation.maybe if who ever was doing the dragging of this poor girl was aware someone was watching him it would have ended.please I'm begging when you see something don, t ignore, help…it could have saved a life…..

  11. Anonymous

    Nobody ran to help her? They all got on their cell phones like scared rabbits. Pathetic.

  12. Linda Wanamaker

    I agree they should be charged with enabling this to happen….what person in their right mind would just watch without wanting to know why this is going on….idiots….

  13. Beth Shannon

    I am sickened by this. I am tired of it. I have never just stood there. I have gone after a grown man, that was beating his child. I have never let some one be picked on by a bully, my parents wouldn't of stood for it. We just had a child taken from a local community and killed. What is wrong with people, too busy primping in case the TV people show up?

  14. Corey Nufer

    I just love how almost every single comment is "I would have whooped his a$$ and saved that girls" or something. I can guarantee at least two thirds of you would have frozen, people like to talk really big when they're sitting behind a computer. Either way, this is terrible, the "witness(es)" must have been either too far away or just too cowardly.

  15. Michael Anderson

    16-18? I would be putting a stop to it, not standing around watching. Heck, use your cell phone camera to at least snap a picture. You know someone there had that capability.

  16. Donna Outlaw Plank

    In other articles, witnesses saw the removal of clothing begin because they saw the incident from the argument to the hair dragging to the removal of clothing. SOMETHING could have been done. Not buying excuses.

  17. Tommy Chasteen

    This is pathetic!!! People witnessing this and not doing anything just makes me siick!! Sometimes yelling at them and letting them know it is being witnessed can make the difference in someone's life. People need to realize it could just as easily be their loved one. How would you like to know your daughter was being dragged into some brush and witnesses just watched and later called the police??

  18. Beth Shannon

    Thank you, I do however, have a degree in psychology. Humans have a dire need for explaination or diagnosis, to be able to understand, so we study and find one. Using a diagnosis, or affect, effect to propose that people do not know how to respond, is simply under and/or over stating the case. I don't need wiki-pedia, to have a firm grasp of the situation, it is plausible, but I could give you several situations, in which people responded. It comes down to choice, and a willingness. Everything is human nature, what other nature is there, when it comes to humans.

  19. Robert Hollingsworth

    The main problem is that if you wish to help and end up in a family dispute, you can be the one charged. Many times people don't want to get involved because they also do not want to deal with questioning, consequences and whatever other possibilities arise in a situtation like this. Not that it is right, but when something happens fast and you are unsure of what you are seeing, it isn't easy to react with forethought. Much easier to say what you would have done after the fact.

  20. Beth Shannon

    Beth Shannon · Owner at CAYLYN EXPRESS, LLC

    Thank you, I do however, have a degree in psychology. Humans have a dire need for explaination or diagnosis, to be able to understand, so we study and find one. Using a diagnosis, or affect, effect to propose that people do not know how to respond, is simply under and/or over stating the case. I don't need wiki-pedia, to have a firm grasp of the situation, it is plausible, but I could give you several situations, in which people responded. It comes down to choice, and a willingness. Everything is human nature, what other nature is there, when it comes to humans? NO replys necessary.

  21. Kim LaCapria

    Of course there are outliers, but if you "have a degree in psychology" then you are probably well aware that patterns of human behavior are as inevitable as the sunrise or tides. We can speculate all we want as to what we believe we would have done, but time and again, humans in crowds are frozen when a situation like this occurs and literally become incapable of figuring out how to act decisively.

    That doesn't make them bad people. It makes them human, just like us, and witnesses to something unexpected and horrifying.

  22. Beth Shannon

    Did I respectfully state, NO replies necessary? I will make myself clear, I no longer am willing to participate in the conversation. I am no longer willing to banter about the subject. Thank you, I am moving on. I do not wish to receive ANYTHING further.

  23. Anonymous

    For all those judging the witnesses. Do your homework. It was 8:00 pm and he drug her into the dark brush. You don't know that they didn't try to pursue at first but once you hit brush like that in the dark of night they probably had about zero chance of finding her without help. I would venture that instead of aimlessly wandering through dark brush not being able to see anything, they probably felt it was best to get this girl real help in the form of police as soon as possible.

  24. Kim LaCapria

    Good point. Depending on the circumstances, police are there for a reason and civilians interceding often makes a situation worse.

  25. Jim Hatfield

    Worthless stinking un-American migrant garbage saw this happening and did NOTHING!!!

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