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Missing 9-year-old girl in Rampart found

Yaiza Cuevas, 9, is shown in this photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

April 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 9-year-old girl who went missing in the Rampart area was found safe and sound at a friend's house on Saturday.

LAPD Sgt. Michael Mabie said Yaiza Cuevas went to a slumber party at a friend's house, and her mom was not aware of it.

The girl was reported missing by her mother on Friday after an apparent communication mix-up between the mom and the child's babysitter.

Cuevas normally gets picked up by her babysitter in the evening once she's done with after-school music classes at Logan Elementary School.

Friday, police said Cuevas told her babysitter, Rosa Caranza, that she didn't need to be picked up because she was getting a ride home from her mother's friend, Suzy Gonzalez.

The girl's mother, Mira Madrid, didn't know anything about that and reported her daughter missing to police.