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UPDATE: State Police ask for public's help in locating missing juvenile

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Veronica Zepeda was located by police east of Gallup and is safe. Gallup Police Department is investigating. Please contact the Gallup PoliceDepartment for any questions.
The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Juvenile Alert from the Gallup Police Department. Please contact the Gallup Police Department for any questions.

The Gallup Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating Veronica Zepeda, a Hispanic female, fourteen years old, five feet five inches tall, 140 pounds, with straight brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes (pictured below). Veronica Zepeda was last seen wearing a black and gray Jordan sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black and white Jordan shoes. Veronica Zepeda was last seen at the Miyamura High School in Gallup and is believed to have left school willingly with a male suspect today.
Authorities believe Veronica Zepeda is likely traveling with , a Hispanich male, thirty-three years old, five feet six inches tall, 175 pounds, with short black hair, brown eyes, and a short beard (pictured below). Joshua Valtierra is driving a white 2003 GMC Yukon displaying New Mexico license plate 378PMZ.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Veronica Zepeda or Joshua Valtierra is asked to call the Gallup Police Department at 505-722-2231.