West Middlesex, PA – U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Portage
County Sheriff David Doak, announce that late this afternoon, members of
the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), along with the
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Portage County
Sheriff’s Office located missing teen Cara Stefan, 14, and arrested
wanted fugitive Eduardo Guerrero, 21.
Cara was last seen
Thursday, October 1 at her family home in Ravenna. It was believed that
she left her home with Eduardo Guerrero, 21, sometime in the middle of
the night. Authorities believed her to be in danger if she was in fact
with Guerrero. Guerrero was on bond with Portage County for unlawful
sexual conduct with a minor, importuning, and possession of criminal
tools when he was believed to have left with Cara.
afternoon investigators were able to narrow a possible location for both
Cara and Guerrero in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania. The NOVFTF, along
with Hermitage and Sheango Police Departments safely located Cara and
arrested Guerrero in the 3300 block of New Castle Rd. in West Middlesex,
Guerrero will be held in the Mercer County jail until he can
be extradited back to Portage County to face his pending case.
Additionally, an investigation into whether Guerrero violated federal
law will be reviewed by authorities.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott
stated, “The reason we created the Missing Child Unit in Northern Ohio
after Operation Safety Net concluded, was to continue to bring our most
at-risk missing children home safely. Our newly formed Missing Child
Unit with investigate any violations of federal law by Guerrero.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact
the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at
or you can send a web tip using
Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
NOVFTF Youngstown Division consists of the following federal, state and
Boardman Township Police Department, Campbell Police
Department, Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, Leetonia Police
Department, Liberty Township Police Department, Lordstown Village Police
Department, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Health Police
Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol,
Salem Police Department, Trumbull County Adult Probation Department,
Warren Police Department, Youngstown Police Department, and United
States Marshals Service.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency