News release - 5/9/2013

Published 5/9/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Samantha Torres, 13-year-old girl missing from Oxnard
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Rancho Solana Apartments 2400 block of Alvarado St.,  Oxnard, CA
VICTIM(S): Samantha Torres, 13-year-old from Oxnard
PREPARED BY: Sr. Detective Luis McArthur, Investigative Services Bureau
(805) 385-7662,
Sr. Detective Luis McArthur, Investigative Services Bureau
(805) 385-7662,

NEWS UPDATE  -  Investigators with the Oxnard Police Department, with the public’s help, have found missing 13-year-old Samantha Torres. She was found earlier this evening when a person reported seeing her walking near the CostCo store in Oxnard.  Samantha, an eighth grade student at Rio Del Valle Middle School in Oxnard had been reported missing for more than a week. The search for her had been widespread throughout the area with photos and flyers being posted in area shops and on social media sites.  The girl was located after a lengthy police investigation and she is now reunited with her family. The Oxnard Police Department and the girl’s family thanks the public in helping to find her.

Samantha Torres

(OXNARD, Calif)
– Oxnard police investigators are searching for a 13-year-old girl reported missing earlier this week.  The teen, who has brown eyes, long reddish brown hair and is 5 feet 7 inches tall, was last seen leaving a relative’s apartment at the 2400 block of Alvarado St. in Oxnard.
The girl lives at the Royal Dukes Mobile Estates at 1101 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard.  Police investigators are searching for her and an alert has been made to Rio Del Valle Middle School where the girl is an 8th grade student.
Anyone with information on Samantha’s whereabouts can call Sr. Detective Luis McArthur with the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit at (805) 385-7662 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  May 8, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

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