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Santa Ana Police Department
Saturday January 2nd, 2016 :: 10:17 p.m. PST


UPDATE: SAPD Detectives Have Located Missing Minor

Update: The missing minor has been located in the City of Anaheim. She is being reunited with her family.  Investigation into the circumstances of her disappearance continue.


SAPD Detectives Request Public And Media Assistance In Locating Missing Minor

Missing Person: Mateo, Lizbeth DOB: 03-07-1999, 16 year old Hispanic, female 5'0 tall, 120 pounds, black long hair down to her waist, brown eyes, last seen wearing the same clothing in the picture provided.

Location: last seen at the El Festival Club, 230 East 3rd Street, Santa Ana 

Synopsis: Mateo resides in Kent, Washington however is visiting family in the 500 block of South Cypress in Santa Ana for the holidays. Mateo was with a family member and dancing at the El Festival Club on 1-1-2016. She was last seen at 1:30am, on 1-2-2016, in the El Festival when she told the family member she was going to the restroom. Mateo never returned to the table and has not been seen or made contact with family members since. 

SAPD has searched for Mateo since her being reported missing, including the use of Bloodhounds from the Orange County Sheriffs Department. Detectives continue to investigate the case and ask if she is located please contact Detective Cpl. Judson at 714-245-8331, or after hours the SAPD Watch Commander at 714-245-8700.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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