Final Update: The missing girl was located and is safe.
10:15 AM Thursday: The search has not resumed. LPD detectives are still working the case.
11:30 PM Update: Law enforcement officials confirm to GL, the ground search was called off – for volunteers and the Lakewood Police. Detectives are on the case ‘to see what additional info they can come up with overnight.’
Sources tell GL, she has done this once before and she was upset over a family dispute involving her cell phone…However, she is autistic.
Foul play is not suspected at this time.
The Lakewood Police Department is currently searching for a missing autistic juvenile, after she ran off from a family member a short time ago.
17 year old Jennifer Valle-Valiente was last seen in the area of Second Street and Park Avenue at approximately 6 pm.
She is described as approximately 4’8″ to 5’4” tall, 130 LBS, black hair, black glasses and wearing a purple t-shirt, light gray sweat pants and black nike sneakers.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200 immediately.