BREAKING: Law Enforcement Locate Missing/Runaway Northeast Iowa Female Juvenile
A northeast Iowa female teen who went missing over the holiday weekend has been located.
In a Facebook post shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year-old Yaritze Pastor Junech from Ridgeway has been safely located by law enforcement in Tennessee. Officials add that the case is ongoing and no additional details will be released at this time.
Junech was reported Tuesday as a missing/runaway juvenile after it was believed she left her residence willingly in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 3rd with a male subject that she met through social media.
Officials said the girl may be traveling to New York or Tennessee, which is where she was found earlier Thursday.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is working the investigation with the help of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, U.S. Marshals Service and FBI.