14-year-old back with family

LAKE ELSINORE – A 14-year-old Lake Elsinore girl who apparently ran away from home was back with her family today, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

America ”Jenny” Gonzalez was found in Lake Elsinore about 6:30 p.m. Monday, ”unharmed and in good spirits,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick Chavez. She last seen around noon Saturday near Lincoln Street and Riverside Drive in downtown Lake Elsinore, near the city’s public campground, Chavez said.

The teenager’s family reported her missing as runaway Sunday morning, triggering a search, Chavez said.

Jenny was with a man named ”DJ” when she was last seen, Chavez said.

”Investigators determined after speaking with family members that this was out of the ordinary for Jenny, and the family was becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare,” Chavez said.



Authorities Search for Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

LAKE ELSINORE – A search was under way today for a 14-year-old Lake Elsinore girl who apparently ran away from home.

America ”Jenny” Gonzalez was last seen around noon Saturday near Lincoln Street and Riverside Drive in downtown Lake Elsinore, near the city’s public campground, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The teenager’s family contacted investigators Sunday morning to report her as a runaway, triggering a region-wide search, said sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick Chavez.

Jenny was with a man named ”DJ” when she was last seen, Chavez said.

”Investigators determined after speaking with family members that this was out of the ordinary for Jenny, and the family was becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare,” Chavez said.

The girl has brown eyes and brown hair with a slender build.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts was urged to call the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300.


Missing 14-year-old female sought by family, authorities

LAKE ELSINORE (SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE)-On November 20, 2011, at approximately 9:05 a.m., officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department investigated a 14-year-old female who was reported as a runaway by family members. The juvenile was entered into the missing person system and the report was forwarded to the Lake Elsinore Police Department Investigative Bureau. Investigators determined 14-year-old America “Jenny” Gonzalez was last seen on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at approximately 12:00 p.m.in the area of Lincoln Street and Riverside Drive, in the city of Lake Elsinore in the company of a black male named “DJ”. Investigators determined after speaking with family members this was out of the ordinary for “Jenny” and the family was becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information on the whereabouts of the juvenile is encouraged to contact Detective Cornett at the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300 or after hours and on weekends at (951) 776-1099.

2 Responses to "14-year-old back with family"

  1. observer   November 21, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    is it ME or are we seeing more of this lately? My prayers for Jenny and her family that there is no foul play and this girl gets home safely soon.

    Reply
  2. Jenn   November 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

    This is very sad. I pray for her safe return and for her family.

    Reply

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