Runaway Kansas Teen Found at El Paso Border Crossing

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 10:39am

El Paso – A 17-year-old girl who ran away from her Kansas City home was found trying to cross into the U.S. at an El Paso port-of-entry yesterday, said a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson.

CBP officers confirmed the teenager's identity after discovering a lookout listing for her in the National Crime Information Center.

Officers say the teen told them she had been in Juarez visiting her boyfriend.

She was reported missing by her mother on Sunday.

“Our officers did an outstanding job in detaining and confirming the identity of this missing juvenile. CBP officers at the El Paso port of entry identify approximately two dozens wanted people every week because of our inspection process,” said Bill Molaski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Port Director, in a news release.

The teen was turned over to El Paso Police officers.

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