Miami Teen Who Mother Claims Ran Off With Stepfather Found Safe

A teenage girl from Miami who was reported missing last week and whose mother said had run off with the mother's husband has been found safe, police said Monday.

Glenda Agustin-Juarez, 16, was found safe and unharmed, Miami-Dade Police officials said. No other information about how or where she was found was released.

The missing child alert for the teen took a strange twist after her mother told NBC 6 that her husband is responsible for the girl's disappearance.

Lorena Juarez was in tears Sunday night as the search for her daughter, Glenda Juarez, was underway. She claimed her husband, Elmer Tiu-Caretto, 27, who police believed was with the teen, left with her.

"I didn’t hear anything. She left through the back door and when I woke up in the morning, he was gone too," said Juarez.

Lorena said she first noticed weird behavior between her husband and Glenda Juarez when she married Elmer. That’s when she claims he began paying less attention to her and more attention to Glenda. Tiu-Caretto is not Glenda’s biological father, but he does have one daughter by Lorena.

“There was something weird going on in the house and when they knew they’d be caught, he ran away first and then she left too,” said Juarez.

Police said Glenda was last seen with Tiu-Caretto on Sunday in the 14000 block of Southwest 295th Street in Miami.

"Please, the only thing I ask of you… just bring her back home," Lorena Juarez said.

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