UPDATE: Authorities locate 11-year-old with medical conditions who had been missing

The California Highway Patrol reported at about 3:10 p.m. today that 11-year-old Esther Alicia Arujo was safely located after being reported missing earlier in the day.

Before she was located, the girl with medical conditions was previously last seen at approximately 7:05 a.m. near the 1700 block of Locust Avenue, the Long Beach Police Department reported. She was riding a scooter away from her home, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Police say she was riding northbound toward Pacific Coast Highway.

It is not clear where Arujo was heading, police said.

Police say Esther Alicia Arujo was wearing a gray hooded sweater, black shorts and dark shoes. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Police Department.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that Esther Alicia Arujo was found.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.