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2 missing Calif. girls found, 'appeared to be OK'

Two Young Girls Missing After Sleepover


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A pair of missing girls set off a widespread and well-publicized search across Southern California, but it ended quietly as police found them within blocks of each other and close to their hometown.

Police said they found Raylynn Bolt, 12, and Diana Tourdot, 14, in San Bernardino on Monday night, about 15 miles from Diana's home in Riverside, where they vanished from a sleepover Saturday. They were apparently unharmed.

"From what we could tell, they appeared to be OK," said Lt. Dario Robinson of the San Bernardino Police Department, whose officers found one girl at a city park and the other on a nearby street waiting with a good Samaritan.

"We came across one, and talking to her and piecing it together, she led us to the other one," Robinson said.

Robinson did not know why the girls had come to San Bernardino and didn't know of anyone the pair were seeking or staying with.

The girls were turned over to Riverside detectives, who were interviewing them before they were returned to their parents, Riverside police Sgt. David Amador said in a statement.

Riverside police would also handle any medical examination of the girls, Robinson said.

Family members and police using bloodhounds had searched for the girls after they vanished and concluded they had most likely run away while spending the night at Diana's home. Her mother said she fell asleep around 11 p.m., heard a noise around midnight and woke up at 6:30 a.m., when the girls were gone, Donald Bolt, Raylynn's father, told KABC-TV.

"Unfortunately I think these two girls just got into a little bit of trouble," Bolt said.

He said the family gets along fine, playing video games and doing other activities together.

People had reported seeing the pair together near a city plaza on Sunday, Amador said earlier.

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LESLEY MORTIMER January 28 2014 at 4:48 PM

These 2 girls don't know how lucky they are to have been found. The parents need to ground them for six months for this foolish and dangerous escapade.

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Patricia,,,,, January 28 2014 at 5:12 PM

well that article told absolutely nothing...Why bother AOL...

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rwa325 Patricia,,,,, January 28 2014 at 5:27 PM

The story told the important part --the girls were found alive and apparently well. If you don't consider that, in and of itself, sufficiently newsworty, then you have a problem.

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rwa325 rwa325 January 28 2014 at 5:29 PM

Yes, I realize I made a couple typos. Sorry 'bout that.

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Akeylem January 28 2014 at 5:14 PM

I had a friend back in middle school that would runaway from home during school breaks. She was being raised by her paternal grandparents, because her mother died and her dad moved up North. She was always trying to get to him. The last time she ran away she did it with 2 other students. They got a few states away by hitchhiking, but one of them wanted to steal a car. My friend refused so they killed her.

These girls are very fortunate that nothing happened to them. They could have easily been the target of violence. I truly hope that they have learned their lessons and never try anything like this again.

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Vyki Akeylem January 28 2014 at 5:23 PM

I'm so sorry about the senseless loss of your friend :(

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magiclamp7 January 28 2014 at 5:14 PM

these stupid girls make it difficult for the cops to believe when girls are kidnapped cause they think they ALL ARE RUNNAWAYS. I feel sorry for their parents who have to put up with them cause they are minors. Problem minors for sure.

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jakki051 magiclamp7 January 28 2014 at 5:27 PM

I f they did this at the tender age of 12 and 14, I'm scared to think what they may do at 15 and up til they reach age 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Steve January 28 2014 at 5:16 PM

Sounds like a "quest for DNA" to me. I'm just sayin'.

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TripleXKimberly January 28 2014 at 8:38 PM

They are extremely lucky that this didn't end allot worse. So very glad they are safe and able to be reunited with their loved ones. Hopefully next time they will think of their safety before their actions.

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db January 28 2014 at 5:22 PM

who is going to pay the police overtime for looking for these two brats?

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thescot db January 28 2014 at 5:34 PM

Hopefully the parents get the tab and these two should be taken to the wood shed.

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wanda1home January 28 2014 at 5:23 PM

Thank God they were found, it could have "ended" very sadly

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Brian Globerman January 28 2014 at 5:27 PM

Stupid Girls! As a father of 3 teenage girls, I always find it so amazing that some kids think things are so bad that living on the streets would be better than living with your parents for a few more years.... until you can leave and live on the streets as an adult!!!

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topgun6063 January 28 2014 at 5:30 PM

we had that happen here 20+ years ago. two young girls (11) snuck out after curfew to meet an older boy (17); they never were seen alive again! they found them only because the person who killed them showed the grave site to police; in a cemetery! they would have never discovered the bodies.

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