Missing Escondido girl was with friend during search

ESCONDIDO (CNS) – An 11-year-old Escondido girl who turned up safe Tuesday morning following a nightlong police search was asleep in a friend's apartment the whole time, authorities said.

Jasmine Robinson was reported missing after she was last seen about 8:30 p.m. Monday walking away from the swimming pool area at Eagles Point Apartments at 1501 E. Grand Ave., where she lives with her mother, said Escondido police Lt. Chris Wynn. Her mother reported her missing about 11 p.m.

Witnesses told police that she walked away with a friend. According to Wynn, officers learned that the friend lives in one of a half-dozen apartment buildings that make up the roughly 100-unit complex.

Officers went to the friend's door during the night but got no answer, Wynn said.

Police also issued a reverse 911 call to residences in the area where Robinson was last seen, went door-to-door in the area, used police dogs to try to pick up her scent and turned to Twitter to spread word about the disappearance.

Just before 8 a.m., police announced via Twitter that Robinson was found safe. She said she fell asleep in her friend's apartment and awoke this morning to see herself on TV newscasts, then returned home on her own, according to Wynn.

Jasmine said she heard knocking in the middle of the night but did not answer because she did not know who was at the door, Wynn said.

Robinson's mother told reporters her daughter would be grounded for at least a week.

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