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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Montgomery County Police release photos of two missing girls

Montgomery County Police on Wednesday released photographs of two missing girls whose last known sightings were Jan. 23. Police said they have no reports of either child being abducted, but have grown concerned because it has now been a week since they likely left together.

Police described the two as:


Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez
Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, of the 9300 block of Merust Lane in Montgomery Village. She was last seen at Montgomery Village Middle School on Jan. 23 at the time of dismissal (approximately 2:30 p.m.).

Karina is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5 feet tall, and weighing 105 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown shoulder length hair, and has a piercing on the right side of her lower lip. She was last seen wearing a black, North Face jacket, blue jeans, and a black shirt.


Rosa Rivas-Ascencio
Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, of the 18000 block of Nathans Place in Gaithersburg. She was last seen at Neelsville Middle School in Germantown on Jan. 23 at the time of dismissal (approximately 2:30 pm). Rosa is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing 113 pounds. She has brown eyes and black shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and dark blue jeans.

“Based on detectives’ investigation,” police added in a statement, “it is believed that the two juveniles are traveling together and may be in the area of Langley Park ...Police and family are concerned for the girls’ welfare because of their ages and because of the length of time they have been away from home.”

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 240-773-5400 or 301-279-8000.

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