LA police search for girl who was dragged away

AP News

11/13/2012 10:33:13 PM - AP News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have climbed up and down undeveloped hills east of downtown Los Angeles in a massive search for a teenage girl or woman after witnesses reported seeing a man drag her away by the hair.Searchers on foot and horseback combed 455 acres of the El Sereno hills Tuesday while others flew overhead in a helicopter and dog handlers deployed bloodhounds.Police say the apparent victim, described as 13 or older — and possibly a small woman — was reported kidnapped Monday night near a recreation center during an argument with a young man who may be 16 to 18.Lt. Andy Neiman says witnesses followed and saw the man begin to remove some of the girl's clothing.Police Chief Charlie Beck said the only evidence officers have found in the search, which was 90 percent complete Tuesday afternoon, were some leggings and tennis shoes.