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13-Year-Old Missing Spokane Girl Found

By Eva Fu

The 13-year-old Spokane girl who has been missing since May 22 morning has been found, according to her family.

“Thank god Angelina was found, and thank you to everyone who share[s] the post,” Jessica Pethers, the aunt of Angelina, wrote on a Facebook post at 1 a.m. local time.

Angelina Teshome, who also goes by “Angie,” left for school around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, and was not seen for the rest of the day. Spokane police sent out an alert describing Teshome. Her disappearance left her family, friends, and those in the community in distress.

“Thank you my soul aches right now. Plz pray she is found safe and God protects her,” Emanuel Addis Teshome, who identifies as the child’s father, wrote on Facebook.

Sarah Burns, a teacher of Angelina, also shared the post about Angelina, calling people to help watch for the girl’s whereabouts.

“This is my student!! Please, let someone know if you have seen Angie!” she wrote.

Angelina was known to often go to the Northtown Mall on 4750 N Division St.

The police responded around 7:30 in the 600 E Lacrosse Ave after they received the report of the missing child.

The police asked anyone with Angelina’s information to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, though an Amber Alert was not issued.

Abducted Girl Found

Sandra Rios-Chavez, a 17-year-old girl was abducted on Sunday from the fast food restaurant she was working at. She was also found safe on May 21 in Arizona. The suspect, 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez from Jerome, Idaho, was taken into custody in Phoenix on an outstanding felony warrant with a $1 million bond.

Rio-Chavez, unharmed, was waiting to reunite with her family after going through a medical checkup.

Rodriguez-Perez “was said to have abducted the victim, raped and assaulted her and he made threats to kill her” and the suspect “had an active warrant out of Idaho for the current incident,” according to a court document released on May 21.

Boy Still Missing

Three-year-old William (Billy) Fretwell has been missing together with his mother for more than a week.

Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, was last seen during a night shift around midnight on May 12 in Salem, Oregon. Fretwell is a white female, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with blue eyes, and dyed auburn hair. Billy is about 3 feet in height and has blond hair and blue eyes. Fretwell weighs about 135 pounds and Billy weighs 30 pounds, according to a Salem Police Department press release.

The family reported the two missing on May 17.

Megan Harper, a friend of Fretwell, told the Salem Statesman Journal that she was supposed to take care of Billy on May 17, but did not hear from Fretwell since they last spoke on May 11. She also noted that Fretwell was considering installing a security camera system in the apartment.

“I feel ill with worry about William,” Harper told the Salem Statesman Journal. “Last night, I held my daughter’s hand so tightly while she slept and I couldn’t sleep because my mind was going over all the possibilities of what could be happening to him.”

As many as 424,000 kids go missing annually in the United States, according to data from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

There were 161 Amber Alerts issued last year for 203 children, including 21 infants, according to a 2018 NCMEC report (pdf).