Missing Punta Gorda teen found in Georgia, suspects arrested
The investigation for a missing Punta Gorda teenager ended in Georgia Sunday.
Authorities found Ada Hernandez-Pineda, 15, with suspect Jose Valle, 24, and another person who has not been identified yet.
Valle, Hernandez-Pineda and unidentified individual were traveling together on I-95 when they were stopped by law enforcement. Valle and the other suspect were both arrested after being apprehended.
According to Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, it has become a federal case, since the three individuals crossed state lines.
Hernandez-Pineda was found unharmed, but it is unclear if she has returned home to her family.
Unanswered questions include whether Hernandez-Pineda was kidnapped or if she ran away purposely.
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