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The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has announced the recovery of two Cleveland teens who had been reported missing over the course of the past month.
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Along with the help of the Cleveland Division of Police, USMS found a 12-year-old girl who had been reported as an endangered runaway and had been missing for approximately 30 days. The girl was found in Cleveland’s Second District on June 29.
On Wednesday, USMS and the Parma Police Department, with the assistance of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Police, found a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing this past Saturday. She was recovered safely near E 93rd and Euclid Ave.
Dating back to the conclusion of Operation Safety Net in October 2020, the USMS and its law enforcement partners have located and recovered 35 missing or endangered children across Northern Ohio, according to a release.
“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," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said.
The USMS is encouraging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Tips can also be sent to the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Tipsters can remain anonymous.