UPDATE: The both girls have been found and have been safely reunited with their families, police informed the Standard early Friday morning. No other details were provided.
The community is searching for two 11-year-old girls who were last seen in Richmond this afternoon.
Lizzy Madrid and Zxitlali Serrano were last seen at Barrett and 19th avenues, Lizzy’s aunt Yvette Madrid-Martinez said.
Richmond police are actively searching for the girls and have notified surrounding law enforcement agencies and hospitals, Richmond police Capt. Al Walle said.
“We are asking the community’s help in finding the whereabouts of the missing girls,” Walle said.
Farnaz Heydari, principal at Grant Elementary, alerted the Standard to the search and is among a growing number of concerned community members helping to spread the word.
“Everyone, my family, and I ask for your help!,” Madrid-Martinez said, adding, “[Lizzy] is about 4’6” tall, about 70-80 lbs. Her hair is dark brown and the bottom a hot pink. She is wearing all black…We love you, Lizzy, and just need you to come home.”
Serrano was described as standing about 5’2, weighing 100 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black puppy jacket and black boots, police said.
Madrid-Martinez asks anyone who may have seen Lizzy to contact her at (415) 912-7385.
Mike Kinney contributed to this report