Missing Wendover teen returns after meeting man online

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:51 AM


WENDOVER -- A missing Wendover teen has returned home to her family but her brief disappearance remains under investigation.

Police Sgt. David Wiskerchen says 17-year-old Laura Ortiz went missing about 2 p.m. on Friday. He says she told family members she planned to leave to see a man she had met on the Internet.

Wiskerchen told KSL-TV that Ortiz and the man had been chatting online for some time. He says she called her mother and returned home Sunday after seeing media reports about the search for her.

Police say there still are unanswered questions about what went on while she was missing and who she was with. He says they are trying to locate and identify the man, whose first name may have been Jesus. No charges have been filed.


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