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Southwest Orange Monday, Mar. 30, 2020 2 years ago

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Horizon West teenager found

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Valerie DeMarco, 14, and a friend were found safe by police Monday afternoon.
by: Tim Freed Managing Editor

UPDATE: Grandmother Susan Jensen posted that, as of 5:50 p.m., Valerie DeMarco and a friend were both found safe by police and their families were on their way to get them.

A family is in search of a 14-year-old girl in the Independence area of Horizon West.

According to a Facebook post from resident Susan Jensen, her granddaughter, Valerie DeMarco, 14, has been missing since the afternoon of Sunday, March 29. Valerie hasn’t answered her phone, nor has her friend, according to the post. 

“I had a text from her indicating something wasn't right, but no contact since, so we don't know,” Jensen wrote, adding that police have been contacted.

Valerie is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and about 100 pounds.

Anyone with information can contact Jensen at (413) 896-7267 and Valerie’s mother, Barbara, at (407) 739-3328.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (407) 836-4357.

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Tim Freed is the Managing Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. He previously spent six years covering the Winter Park/Maitland area and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida....

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