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Calif. Kidnapping Update: Daniel Martinez arrested in connection with kidnapping of 10-year-old girl, report says

Police in Los Angeles found a missing 10-year-old girl barefoot in a Starbucks parking lot after she was missing for nearly 12 hours, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say they've made an arrest in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl who vanished from her home in the middle of the night and was found hours later six miles away.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department's media relations office confirmed Daniel Martinez, 29, of West Hills, Calif., was arrested Sunday in connection with the kidnapping.

The girl was abducted around 3 a.m. last Wednesday and found about 12 hours later, wandering near a Starbucks several miles away. She was barefoot, had bruises and scratches, and wasn't wearing the same clothes she had on when she vanished.

The LAPD has also named Tobias Summers -- who was released from prison last July -- as a suspect, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Summers, who has previously been charged with kidnapping, has a long criminal history dating back to 2002. Authorities haven't given a motive for the girl's kidnapping, but said they don't believe Summers knew the family.

It is unclear whether Martinez had any relationship with the victim or her family.

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