2-Year-Old Girl Disappears During Supervised Visit With Dad At The Grove
Police are looking for a 2-year-old girl who went missing on Christmas Eve. Lucia Perry, 2, went missing at about 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve near The Grove. Perry was having a supervised visitation with her her father, 31-year-old Jack Perry, according to a release from the LAPD. The visitation supervisor reported losing sight of the pair in the 100 block of The Grove Drive.
According to nonprofit Help Save the Next Girl, Jack Perry was seen in an Uber with his daughter. They say he has an "extensive criminal record" and is possibly headed to Nevada.
Jack Perry is a 31-year-old white male with brown eyes. Lucia Perry is a 2-year-old white female. She is 2 feet, 6 inches with brown hair, and was last seen wearing pink sweatpants, a yellow t-shirt and hot pink Nike shoes.
Anyone with information should contact LAPD Van Nuys Detectives K. White or M. Santana at 818-347-1913. On nights and weekends, you can call 1-877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be sent via Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online via LAPDOnline.org.
Update, 2:30 p.m.: The LAPD states that the last place the supervisor saw Lucia and Perry was outside of the Barnes & Noble store at The Grove. The pair was seen again at a hotel in Beverly Hills on December 27, according to Lt. Jim Gavin. Police went to check for them at the hotel, but they were gone by the time officers arrived, the L.A. Times reports.
Perry is a British national and considered a flight risk, as he comes from a wealthy family and has the ability to access private aircraft. Gavin confirmed that Perry has a criminal history, but described it as "minor."
Perry last lived in Santa Monica, and is currently in the process of a divorce with Lucia's mother. Lucia typically resides with her mother in Van Nuys.