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Missing Hillsboro teen found safe
On the afternoon of Sept. 11, Woodland Police Department officers, acting upon information developed by Hillsboro Police Department detectives, located 13-year-old Ivette Gutierrez of Hillsboro at a motel in the city of Woodland, Wash. She had been reported missing Sept. 8.
Gutierrez was in good health and has been reunited with her family. Her uncle, Jose Roberto Gomez, 44, was located at the same time and arrested by Woodland police officers. He was lodged in the Cowlitz County Jail on a charge of kidnapping in the second degree in the state of Washington.
Charges in the state of Oregon have not yet been filed, and the case will be referred to the Washington County District Attorney's office for prosecution.