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Perry Township Teen Recovered Yesterday After Being Reported Missing

For immediate release

Alex Rutter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Toledo, OH
(419) 259-7430

Cleveland, OH – The U.S. Marshals (USMS) in Cleveland, OH, in conjunction with the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) and the Perry Township Police Department (PTPD), recovered a fourteen (14) year old girl late yesterday evening. The teen was reported missing to Perry Township Police Department (PTPD) on April 20, 2024, after she was seen leaving a friend’s home.

The Perry Township Police Department (PTPD) reached out to the USMS Missing Child Unit for assistance in the case and investigators began looking into the child’s disappearance. The investigation led authorities to the 3000 block of W. 60th St., Cleveland, OH where the child was ultimately recovered.

Following the recovery, the Cleveland Police department made an arrest of an adult male (20) in conjunction with the recovery. Investigation and potential charges are pending.  

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The ability to respond and recover these children quickly can make all the difference in bringing them home safely. We are very proud of the work of our team and our police partners investigating this case.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies:  U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid 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, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department. 

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