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Missing and endangered girl found safe in Aurora

Posted at 11:18 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-08 09:25:35-05

Daniela Ruano-Morales

AURORA – On September 18th, police in Aurora say the 10-year-old girl reported as missing the day before is safe and receiving treatment from medical personnel.

AURORA – The search continues in Aurora for a 10-year-old girl missing since Monday afternoon. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued an endangered missing alert for Daniela Ruano-Morales whose parents reported her as missing around 4 p.m.

Ruano-Morales is 4’10 with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in the 1900 block of Elmira Street, near the intersection of Montview Boulevard and Yosemite Street at 10 a.m. Monday.

Authorities said she was wearing a grey tank top and sweatpants with flowers on them. If anyone sees her or has any information about her disappearance, call 911 immediately.

Aurora Police said her disappearance does not appear to be suspicious in nature, but they are worried about her safety due to her age.

The FBI has joined the effort to find Daniela as local law enforcement will continue their search with many officers on the ground, K-9 units and drones for a view from above.

If you have any information about this ongoing effort, please call the Aurora Police Department at 303-367-3100.

Aurora Police are also asking homeowners and business owners will surveillance video from the areas of Colfax and 19th, and Peoria and Elmira, to come forward.

People are also asked to open up any sheds or outside buildings where a child could hide. Be aware that yelling out a child’s name may make them more scared and less inclined to come out for help.