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Missing OEHS Student Found in Maryland

Oct 03, 2014 07:22PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Maria Torres Martinez (Photo courtesy of Oswego Police)


Oswego East High School student Maria Torres Martinez was found unharmed at about 2:40 p.m. Oct. 7 in Morningside, Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington D.C. 

According to Oswego Police Capt. Jeff Burgner, the 16-year-old was found by Morningside Police at a home in the area. She is currently in the custody of Morningside Police, Burgner said.

Burgner said the investigation is ongoing, and it has yet to be determined how Maria traveled to Maryland. 

"Typically in runaway cases like this the investigation is picked up by the department where the person is found," Burgner said. "We'll try to meet with the family to get more information if and when she returns to town."


Oswego Police are searching for a missing Oswego East High School student.

Police said Maria Torres Martinez, 16, of Aurora, was last seen at about 11 a.m. Friday at school. She is photographed above entering the building Friday morning. 

According to police, she had several bags with her, and family members say she may be headed for Baltimore, Maryland. 

Police do not know what time she left the school because she did not leave through a main entrance, they said.

Oswego Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to find Maria, but anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call 630-551-7300. 

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