Missing teen found in San Jose

last seen at 4 a.m. Dec. 1 with "three unknown male subjects

A missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe in San Jose.

Ana Elizarraras was found at about 11 a.m. today by a family member, police said.

She was last seen at 4 a.m. Dec. 1 with "three unknown male subjects driving a newer, dark brown, 4-door coupe in the area of Vineyard Avenue and First Street," Detective Eric Gora said.

Gora said Elizarraras left willingly and is considered at-risk due to her age. She has not returned home since that morning and her friends and family have not heard from her.

The girl's family has requested privacy to spend time with her, and Pleasanton Police Department has expressed its gratitude for everyone who helped bring Elizarraras home safely.


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Posted by Runaways
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

It is good that she was found. The bad thing about treating a simple runaway ("she left willingly . . . . .") as seriously as a stranger abduction is that people eventually get burned out at the level of panic and hype. I hope it never gets to the point where we hear of a real abduction and simply say, "just another teenager running away for the drama of it all". Her parents need to spend some serious time getting her under control before the entire community gets sucked into another panic over her wandering off.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

My suggestion is family counseling as well as individual therapy for the teen.

Good luck.

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Posted by 2late
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

runaway - I think the parent's time has passed. the happy return will be short-lived.

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Posted by Moose knuckle
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Runaway....I am sure there is more to this story that you are unaware of. There are protocols which determine the status of a missing individual.....perhaps you could google that and deepen your brain pool.

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Posted by MickH
a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Thanks God (whatever that is) that Ana is safe. There's nothing else to say.

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Posted by Tess
a resident of Avignon
on Dec 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

You know what. This is a tight knit family. I know them. They are hard workers for some of you that can't appreciate what hard work means. Thank god she is home safe, no matter the situation. Every family has it's issues. Shame on you 2late. Thank god she was not found dead or raped somewhere!!!!! STOP the judging!!!!

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