UPDATE: Prince George’s Co. police find missing 12-year-old girl

UPDATE: The Prince George’s County police said Sunday evening that Shayla Rochelle Ponce Martinez has been found safely.

EARLIER: Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are turning to the community for help finding a missing girl.

Police said 12-year-old Shayla Rochelle Ponce Martinez has been missing since Saturday afternoon. She was last seen in the park between 14th Avenue and Langley Way in Langley Park at approximately 1 p.m.

Martinez is 5 foot 3 inches, Hispanic and around 115 pounds, according to police. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, bluejeans and a black sweater.

Anyone who may have information about Martinez’s whereabouts is being asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division, Northern Division at (301)-699-2601.

Correction: Police identified Martinez’s last-known location as being in Hyattsville when it was actually in Langley Park. 

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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