At-risk missing juvenile may have been through Williams, cops say

Lake County –The Lakeport Police Department is asking for assistance in finding the whereabouts of a 16-year-old female who was last seen in Lakeport on the evening of Tuesday, April 10. After finding new leads, authorities believe she may be with two men in a blue/silver BMW outside the county.

Lia Nicole Long was reported missing from the 1200 block of N. Forbes Street and is now considered an At-Risk Missing Juvenile, according to the LPD.

She is described as a light-skinned Native American female, standing 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighing 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She currently has two dermal piercings on both her right and left cheek. Long also has the phrase, “forever in my heart Alyssa 05/23/17” tattooed on her right clavicle and an upside down crescent moon on her right thigh.

An initial investigation revealed that Long checked in at the nearby Regency Inn Motel with Antonio Malik Walls, 21, of Richmond or Citrus Heights, California, whom she met online. Video surveillance depicted both at the front counter on Tuesday. But before authorities and Long’s family learned this information, she and Walls were no longer at the motel.

It was then that Walls, who was driving a 2014 dark-colored, four-door Mercury sedan, was sought for the crime of Felony Child Concealment.

By 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, LPD released new information saying they had contacted Walls and it was determined Long was not with him and he did not take her from Lakeport. LPD said contact was made possible with the assistance of Bay Area law enforcement agencies and the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.

During the interview with Walls, the police department received additional leads indicating Long was taken to Williams, California by another person on Tuesday around 6 p.m. By 7 p.m. she had left the area in a “blue/silver colored vehicle, believed to be a BMW with a light-skinned white or Hispanic male and a black male adult. No other information was provided on the male subjects or the vehicle,” LPD said in a Nixle alert on Wednesday morning.

 

It was also learned that Long’s cellphone was last used in the Elk Grove, California area around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Based on the department’s latest information, they are working on identifying the male subjects in the BMW.

“The police department is concerned for Lia’s safety and is seeking any leads regarding her whereabouts,” LPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LPD via Facebook, an anonymous text message by texting ‘TIP LAKEPORT’ to 888777 or by calling 707-263-5491.

This is a developing story, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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