Family says missing girl, 14, located in Camp Pendleton barracks; sex trafficking task force investigating

July 11, 2023

A 14-year-old girl who ran away from her grandmother's Spring Valley area home on June 9 was found last week inside the barracks at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) confirmed. The girl, who has learning disabilities, was found in the barracks June 28 by military police, according to her aunt Casaundra Perez. However, Aquino confirmed SDSO was supporting the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) with their investigation, along with the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force. Get San Diego local news, weather forecasts, sports and lifestyle stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC San Diego newsletters.