Missing West Valley teen found in California

Posted at 6:47 PM, Dec 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-05 10:39:37-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — West Valley City police said missing 13-year-old has been found in Riverside, Calif. with her non-custodial mother.

Elexis Hernandez, 13, had been considered missing and endangered. She had been last seen leaving Westlake Junior High School, 3400 South 3450 West, at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Surveillance footage showed Elexis appearing to head toward a silver, 4-door passenger car parked in the school’s parking lot.

Security cameras also showed an unknown woman inside the school about 10 minutes before Elixis left, and it appears she was the one driving the silver passenger car.

Police said Elexis lives with her father, who has sole custody of the child. Investigators said Thursday they believed Elexis may have attempted to leave the state and could be headed to southern California, where she was eventually found.