$5000 reward offered in Cornelius runaway teen case

Samantha Mendez – Picture courtesy of the Cornelius Police Department


A donor is a offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return home of Samantha Janet Mendez. On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Cornelius Police Department received a missing persons report for 17 year old Samantha Janet Mendez. Samantha’s mother reported that the teen had run away from her residence on that day between 7:15 am and 3:00 pm.

She was last seen wearing grey in color sweatpants and a hooded pullover. Samantha is believed to have taken additional clothing with her and may be carrying a burgundy backpack with floral pattern.

Samantha Janet Mendez
17 Year Old Hispanic Female
5’2″ 130 lbs.
Red/Pink Hair
Brown Eyes

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Samantha Janet Mendez is asked to call the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-7773.

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