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Missing Manhattan Beach Teen Found in San Diego

Leah Kritzer, 14, reports that she's unharmed.

Leah Kritzer and the man she was last seen with before she went missing Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.
Leah Kritzer and the man she was last seen with before she went missing Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.
Originally posted at 7:55 p.m. March 13, 2014. Edited with new details.

Police say missing Manhattan Beach 14-year-old Leah Kritzer has been found safe in San Diego, posing as a 24-year-old. She had been missing since Sunday.

Manhattan Beach police and investigators say she was last seen about 6 p.m. Sunday in the area of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Valley Drive, along with a male with connections to San Diego.

Kritzer was located in the city of San Diego at approximately 5:43 p.m. The San Diego Police Department responded to a home in San Diego after receiving a call from the home owner that a person who was reported missing was at her residence, according to Manhatten Beach police.

According to San Diego Police Department officers, she was in the company of a 24-year-old man who said  he drove to Manhattan Beach on Sunday after meeting Kritzer online. She portrayed to him on an online dating website that she was 19 years old.      

Kritzer advised police that she was unharmed.     

City News Service contributed to this report.

Nancy Noe March 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Pedophiles are very good at lying. All one has to do if they are caught having a 14 year old in their bed for four days is say "she told me she was 19"? I think they had better be sure. There is a reason 14 year olds are not of age.
Penny Arévalo March 14, 2014 at 02:59 PM
Comment deleted. Please heed the warning above.
Pete Steink March 14, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Hey Penny, is the truth not allowed on this "news site" ?? Maybe your feminism is preventing truth in media.
Penny Arévalo March 14, 2014 at 04:48 PM
My feminism? Funny! Nope, standard journalism rules apply. You want to impugn the reputation of a minor who is not a public figure, you may do it somewhere else. Thanks!

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