Update: Police on June 17 said Ortega was found and was safe.
A 16-year-old girl went missing in Fairfax County in May, and authorities consider her endangered because of concerns for her safety.
Julieth Ford Ortega was last seen in the Hybla Valley area around 7 a.m. on May 22 and was reported missing the following night, Fairfax County police said.
Ortega is 5-foot-5, 145 pounds, and has black hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and shoes.
Fairfax County police said they have no reason at this point to connect Ortega’s disappearance with the discovery of a body in what appeared to be a freshly dug grave in the Hybla Valley area on Thursday. The body has yet to be identified.
Anyone who has seen Ortega is asked to call 703-691-2131.