The Body Of A Missing Teen Was Found In San Diego, But Police Are Still Searching For 2 More

| by Zara Zhi

The San Diego Police department has released the picture of a second missing teenager and repeated their demand for information regarding the murder of a 14-year-old girl whose body was discovered behind a Grant Hill apartment the week before.

Anna Hernandez’s deceased body was found in an open area off the 2900 block of Market Street just before 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, reports Fox5 San Diego.

The source of death was not directly evident, but a postmortem examination found that she was killed by at least one gunshot wound to her upper body, says Lt. Mike Hastings of the San Diego Police homicide unit.

Law enforcement have not publicized any captures in the case or released suspect information.

Hernandez had gone missing five days prior to when her body was discovered. 12-year-old Nelly Espinoza, who is one of Hernandez’s friends, ran away the same day. It was uncertain if the two girls left their corresponding homes together. Espinoza is 5-feet, 5-inches tall, 140 pounds, and has brown eyes and hair.

‘We received information Nelly called a family member and said she was fine and if anyone tried to look for her she would flee deeper into Mexico,” said Hastings.

Authorities also released a picture of Janeth Mendoza, 16, another teenager who disappeared on Oct. 28. She was last seen close to the 3000 block of Webster Street. Mendoza is 5-feet, 5-inches tall, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Mendoza has a Charger bolt tattoo on her neck, “Bella” tattooed on her right forearm and “Perla” on her left, according to authorities, according to the San Diego District Attorney’s Twitter account.

Mourning relatives and friends of the murdered teen held a vigil in her memory on Nov. 24 at the church a few blocks from the canyon where her body was discovered, draped in a blanket.

Sources: Fox 5 San Diego, Twitter / Photo source: San Diego District Attorney via Twitter