MALIBU—A 17 year old autistic girl went missing in the unincorporated Topanga area near Malibu on Thursday, December 12.

Kathrine Sanford was last seen at about 8 p.m. Wednesday on the 22000 block of Canon Drive, West of Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

Sanford is described as Caucasian female with short brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet and 3 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Sanford’s whereabouts is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station in Malibu/Lost Hills at 818-878-1808. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at

LASD reported via twitter that Sanford was found December 13.