Police searching for endangered girl in South Salt Lake

Police searching for endangered girl in South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake’s City Hall is pictured on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police are asking the public for help finding a girl in state custody who ran away from the Juvenile Receiving Center in South Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Two girls fled the receiving center at 177 Price Avenue just after 11 a.m., after activating a fire alarm as a diversion, South Salt Lake police said in a news release. One of the girls was located and returned to youth services, but Aaliyah Lizarraga, 13, had not been located as of 11 p.m.

Danielle Croyle, police spokeswoman, said that police are concerned for Aaliyah’s safety.

Aaliyah is 13 years old, Hispanic, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and was last seen in gray and black clothing. Police have not released a photograph of the girl.

Anyone with information about Aaliyah’s location can call 801-840-4000.

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