Carter County Sheriff’s Department officers located a missing juvenile from Cooke County in rural Ardmore Monday evening.
Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said officers were notified that the 16-year-old juvenile might be in the area around 6:30 p.m. “We were assisting Cooke County and we were notified that she was in our area,” he said.
The juvenile’s exact location, near Dickson, was discovered through a ping from her cell phone, Bryant said. The 16 year old was one of four juveniles reported missing from the Cooke County area on Monday, Sept. 23.
The Cooke County Sheriff’s Department reportedly received two separate calls concerning the missing juveniles and originally believed them to be related. However, upon further investigation officers discovered that they were separate incidents.
Bryant said the 16 year old had runaway from home and had been staying at a friend’s house in the area. The juvenile was unharmed and in good condition when officers located her and was later transported back to her family in Cooke County.
“Thank you to Cooke County, this just goes to show how well we can work across state lines,” Bryant said.
The remaining juveniles were safely located in various locations throughout North Texas. One juvenile was found in Sanger and two others were located in Denton after they were dropped off by a suspect believed to have been harboring them.
The Cooke County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to search for the suspect, 26-year-old Marlene Selene Falcon-Torres. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office at 940-665-3471.