Clarksburg, WV – A missing child from Bridgeport has been located in Stockton, New York. Additionally, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the child’s disappearance.
On March 7, an arrest warrant was issued for Adrienne Marean for felony concealment of a child. Shortly after the warrant was issued, the Bridgeport Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force in locating Marean and recovering the missing child.
Deputy U.S. Marshals, along with their state and local counterparts, tracked down numerous leads throughout multiple states. Through these investigative efforts, information was developed indicating Marean was residing in western New York. On April 21, members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, New York State Police, and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office apprehended Marean and recovered the missing child in Stockton.
"Our continued partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service has proven to be pivotal in locating missing children and our most dangerous fugitives," said Interim Bridgeport Police Chief Mark Rogers.
"This case led investigators to numerous states and even into Canada," said Acting U.S. Marshal Terry Moore. "The safe recovery of this child is a direct result of non-stop investigative efforts coupled with the interstate collaboration of federal, state, and local authorities."
Since 2015, the U.S. Marshals Service has recovered more than 2,300 missing children. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 enhanced the U.S. Marshals' authority to assist federal, state and local law enforcement with the recovery of missing, endangered or abducted children, regardless of whether a fugitive or sex offender was involved. The Marshals established a Missing Child Unit to oversee and manage the implementation of its enhanced authority under the act.
Additional information on this case may be obtained from the Bridgeport Police Department in Harrison County, West Virginia.