Missing 16-year-old found safe in Salton City

Posted at 4:22 PM, Nov 26, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A missing 16-year-old girl from Mira Mesa has been found after disappearing November 8.

Cirena was found late Monday afternoon walking on a street in Salton City. A good Samaritan who saw news reports approached the 16-year-old and asked if she wanted to go to the police station, the family says.

As of Tuesday morning, the family told 10News she was back home and healthy.

After she went missing, the family says a missing persons report was filed. Days later, family members found Cirena’s phone tossed a few blocks away between two homes.

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Cirena's mother says her daughter met a 19-year-old online weeks earlier with plans to meet that night.

"Online posts from some people who have known him say he has a gun," said Camacho.

10news tracked down the sister of the 19-year-old. She declined comment, but says, "my brother is not dangerous and does not own a gun."

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the disappearance are unclear.