Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

UPDATE 6:05 a.m.

Holly Lopez has been located and is safe.


Police are searching for an 11-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday evening while cycling in north Colorado Springs.

Holly Lopez was last seen near East Woodmen Road and North Academy Boulevard, riding her chrome-colored BMX bicycle with side pegs on the wheels, police said.

Holly was wearing a white sweatshirt with Marvel and pictures of the Avengers superheroes stenciled on the front, grey sweatpants with a black stripe down the side, a navy blue backpack with "G.E. Johnson" and "Switchbacks" written on it and black Converse shoes.

She is described as being 4 feet, 11 inches tall and about 90 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers tip line at 634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.

Ellie is a general assignment reporter. She's a proud Midwesterner, stationery hoarder and Earl Grey tea enthusiast. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she joined the newspaper's staff in 2016.

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