Police are urging real estate agents to make sure unoccupied properties up for sale are well secured as an investigation reveals that a kidnapped 10-year-old girl was held captive at a vacant Northridge home.
The girl was snatched on March 27 and safely found near a Starbucks in Canoga Park later that day. An LAPD statement says the alleged abductors held the girl at at unsold home or a house that could have been in escrow in her neighborhood.
One of the suspects, 29-year-old Daniel Martinez, was arrested earlier this week and arraigned on Wednesday, while another suspect, 30-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers remains at large.
Police want real estate agents to ensure that all windows, doors, back houses, sheds, garages and basements are securely locked.