Monday, June 2, 2014

Update: Authorities searching for missing Sebree girl

Sheriff's Department releases more information on missing girl and the man they believe she may be traveling with

J-E News Editor
Webster County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday afternoon that Deputy Derrick Ray received a complaint at 3:54 p.m. on Friday, May 30 from the family of Perla Viridana Martinez, 15 of Sebree.

Sebree resident Jorge Martinez reported that when his daughter was dismissed from Sebree Elementary on Friday, Hassiel Ramirez, 20 of Sebree, was waiting nearby in a tan colored 1999 Ford Ranger. (Plate # 267-2DE)
Ramirez reportedly borrowed the vehicle from another Sebree resident.
Authorities say that Martinez took her passport with her. It is believed that the pair may be trying to reach Ramirez’s family living in the Nashville, TN, Virginia and Louisiana areas.
Martinez is 5’1” tall, weighs 115 lbs, has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen in blue jeans, a black t-shirt and silver Vans tennis shoes.
Ramirez is described as 5’5’’ tall and weighing 145 lbs.
The investigation has also caught the attention of the Center For Search and Investigation (CFSI), a nationwide system of investigators who help search for missing and runaway children.
Through the CFSI website and Facebook pages, various pictures of Martinez are being distributed around the internet. CFSI reports having helped recover 375-380 missing or runaway children in the past.
“CFSI has found lots and lots of kids with traffickers,” said aid Naomi Emerson, an investigator with CFSI. “A lot of young girls are often found with older people they’ve met on Facebook.”
If you have any information or you see Perla Martinez, immediately call Deputy Derrick Ray with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department  at (270)639-5012 or CFSI Investigator Naomi Emerson at (270) 871-4779. You can also contact the Kentucky State Police, the Sebree Police Department or any other law enforcement agency.