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Police say three Cancun minors reported missing have been located

Cancun, Q.R. — The three minors reported as missing from a Cancun shopping center were located Tuesday. The three minor girls, one aged 13 and two aged 15, were found in the company of two male youths 19 and 20-years-old.

The two male youths were transferred to the Public Ministry and investigated for the crime of corruption of minors.

The three girls were reported missing by their families September 2 after they failed to return from a shopping mall. The State Attorney General, Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales confirmed that one of the 15-year-old girls met one of the young men through a social network and agreed to meet him at the mall, taking her 13-year-old sister and 15-year-old friend with her.

Óscar Montes de Oca said that their investigation determined that the three girls went with the two youths of their own free will. “They have been voluntarily absent from their respective homes since September 2,” he reported adding that after meeting the young man, they voluntarily moved to another place without giving notice to their relatives.

He said that they were located on September 7 after one of the girls returned home to get clothes. She was interviewed by staff of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) who learned that the other two girls were in a taxi.

Óscar Montes de Oca said agents began to review hours of C5 surveillance video from where they saw the two girls board a taxi. They were successful in locating the taxi. Inside, were the two girls and a 19-year-old male.

The minors have provided their statements to the Public Ministry, accompanied by their relatives. The case has been referred to the National System for Integral Family Development (DIF).