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UPDATE: Teen reported missing in Santa Maria located, returned home

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jul 22, 2023

UPDATE (July 23, 2023) - The Santa Maria Police Department reports that Martinez-Espinoza has been located and returned home.

(July 22, 2023) - The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl who is considered to be at-risk.

Police say Natividad Martinez-Espinoza was last seen at approximately 7 a.m. on Friday, July 21.

She is described as approximately 4'6" tall and 100 pounds with black wavy hair and brown eyes. Natividad primarily speaks Spanish and Mixteco.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Santa Maria Police Department immediately at (805) 928-3781, ext. 2277.