UPDATE, 1:39 a.m.: The two girls who went missing in Arcadia Thursday afternoon have been located in South Los Angeles, Arcadia Police said.
An alert transit driver at a Los Angeles transit station recognized the two girls who went missing. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Transit Services Bureau responded to the location around 1 a.m. and detained the girls, officials said.
Arcadia Police are arranging for the girls' return to their guardians, officials said.
PREVIOUSLY: Police are asking for the public's help in locating two missing girls.
Kayla Campbell, 11, and Lady McGhee, 12, were last seen Thursday afternoon and told friends they intended to go to a party at a Los Angeles-area hotel, or motel where one of McGhee's relatives either owns, or frequents. Relatives of McGhee were unable to provide information leading to the whereabouts of either of the juveniles, police said in a statement.
The juveniles were reported missing by Arcadia Unified School District administrators.Campbell did not return home after school and was then reported missing by her guardian to police. McGhee was not reported missing by a parent or guardian, but is believed to be in the company of Campbell, police said.
Campbell is described as a female White, 11 years old, blond hair, blue eyes, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, jeans, and jean jacket.
McGhee is described as a female Black, 12 years old, black hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall, 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a brown shirt, camo pants, and gray jacket.
Police are asking for public assistance in locating these two juveniles. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150. You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, http://lacrimestoppers.com/, (800) 222-TIPS (8477).