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Few clues in disappearance of 6-year-old south Sacramento County girl

Jadianna Larson
Jadianna Larson Courtesy of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies Friday continued to search for a 6-year-old girl missing since Thursday morning.

Jadianna Larson was seen around 11 a.m. Thursday in her residence at the Mercy Housing complex in the 3900 block of 47th Avenue, near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

During the day, her caretaker experienced a medical event, which was not discovered until about 8:30 p.m. by one of Jadianna’s family members. Jadianna was not home.

It is unclear what happened to the girl, but she could have been taken in by someone, according to Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies. They added that Jadianna did not attend school this week.

Detectives and search-and-rescue crews hunted throughout the day Friday for Jadianna, described as African American, about 3 feet 5 inches tall and 60 pounds. The search area included a grassy field behind the complex.

“We don’t have anything to say when there is an active police investigation,” said Rick Sprague, vice president for Mercy Housing. “Our service providers and the police are working as hard as they can to find her.”

The Sheriff’s Department early Friday said there was no evidence indicating that her disappearance is related to a kidnapping. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said late Friday afternoon that the department had been contacted by other agencies that have found girls matching Judianna’s description.

Jadianna has brown, curly hair, brown eyes and a birth mark on her forehead. She was last seen in light blue pajamas with a Disney print.

Anyone who has seen her is asked to call deputies at (916) 874-5115.

Bee Staff Writer Ed Fletcher contributed to this report