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Missing 14-Year-Old From Suffolk County Found Safe

Gladis Portillo
Gladis Portillo Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department


The Suffolk County Police Department reported that Gladis Portillo, the 14-year-old from Lake Grove who was reported missing by her family on Monday, Oct. 25, has been located and is unharmed.

Original report:

Police are asking the public for help locating a missing 14-year-old girl from Long Island.

Gladis Portillo, of Lake Grove, was last seen leaving her home on Hallock Road at about 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

SCPD said it is believed that Gladis got into a blue sedan with a man in his early to mid-20s, who is an acquaintance. 

A family member reported her missing at about 2:40 a.m. on Monday, Oct 25, police said. 

Gladis is described as being 5-foot-8 and 110 pounds, with black hair and black eyes, police said. 

She may be traveling to Maryland with the man in the blue sedan, SCPD said.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact investigators at 631-854-8452 or 911.

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