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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 01, 2021 Alex Rutter, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (419) 259-6286;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Recover Two Missing Teens in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH – On June 29, 2021, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and Cleveland Division of Police recovered a 12-year-old girl who had been reported as an endangered runaway. The girl was recovered in Cleveland’s Second District and had been missing for approximately thirty (30) days. After the report was taken, the USMS worked closely with the Cleveland Police to find this child and the cooperation was instrumental in her recovery.

Yesterday, the USMS and Parma Police Department, with the assistance of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Police, recovered a fourteen year old endangered missing child who was reported missing this past Saturday and was recovered safely.

The recovery of missing and endangered children is a primary investigative mission for the U.S. Marshals Service and a top priority in the Northern District of Ohio. Since October of 2020, the conclusion of Operation Safety Net, the USMS and its law enforcement partners have located and recovered thirty-five (35) missing or endangered children across Northern Ohio. The USMS continues this focus on the investigation and recovery of missing or endangered children across Northern Ohio and beyond.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The importance of locating and recovering these children can’t be understated. Helping them return to a safe environment is paramount. The excellent and dedicated work of our deputies and local partners continues to make a difference for these children and our community.”
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Metrohealth Police Department and the Cleveland MetroParks Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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