Police Searching for 2 Missing Md. Teens

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Montgomery County police have found 12-year-old Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez (left) and 14-year-old Rosa Rivas-Ascencio (right). (Credit: Montgomery County police)

Montgomery County police have found 12-year-old Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez (left) and 14-year-old Rosa Rivas-Ascencio (right). (Credit: Montgomery County police)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Police are searching for two teenage girls from the Gaithersburg area who have been missing since Jan. 23.

Montgomery County police said Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, of the 9300 block of Merust Lane in Montgomery Village, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, of the 18000 block of Nathans Place in Gaithersburg, were last seen a week ago as they were dismissed from their respective middle schools at 2:30 p.m.

Cornejo-Galdmaez was at Montgomery Village Middle School, at 19300 Watkins Mill Road, while Rivas-Ascencio was about 3 miles down the road at Neelsville Middle School, at 11700 Neelsville Church Road in Germantown, police said.

Cornejo-Galdmaez is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5 feet tall, and weighing 105 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown shoulder length hair, and has a piercing on the right side of her lower lip. She was last seen wearing a black, North Face jacket, blue jeans, and a black shirt.

Rivas-Ascencio is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 113 pounds. She has brown eyes and black shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and dark blue jeans.

Police believe the girls are traveling together and could be in the area of Langley Park, Md.

Police ask anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Cornejo-Galdamez and/or Rivas-Ascencio to contact the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400 or police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.

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