Police fear woman who vanished in LA may be trafficking victim

A woman who went missing in Los Angeles in late August could be a victim of human trafficking, police said.

Leah Rose Altmann, 27, was last seen leaving her Los Angeles apartment on Aug. 28 and has not been heard from since, Local 10 News reported. Though witnesses said they spotted the Royal Palm Beach, Fla., native outside a Panera Bread in North Hollywood about a month after her disappearance, she has not contacted her family in months.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office tweeted Tuesday that Altmann "could be in trouble" and "may possibly be a victim of human trafficking." The 27-year-old woman was described as 4-foot-9 and about 90 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Police said Altmann left most of her belongings behind, including makeup and toiletries.

Paul Altmann, Leah's father, told People that everyone was worried about his daughter.

"She just vanished," he told the magazine. "We have no idea where she is or what she's doing. Everyone is very worried about her, because she just wouldn't vanish for so long.

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