UPDATE: The Mesa Police Department said that Mesa 13-year-old Samantha “Sam” Montero-Gutierrez “has been located safe and in good condition in Gilbert” this evening.
She had last been seen last night, Feb. 10, around 11:30 p.m. at her Mesa home at Southern and Emelita avenues.
She’s Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, is 5-foot-2-inches and 125 pounds. Police say she is Autistic with a mental capacity of an 8-year-old.
“It is unknown what Samantha was last seen wearing but usually is wearing a black knit cap and may be carrying a black backpack,” police said. “Sam is not a social person and most likely will not ask for help. Her family is very concerned with her welfare.”
If you see her or have any information, call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.