Police: Missing VA girl found safe

Published: Nov. 5, 2017 at 3:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 7:26 AM EST
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PRINCE WILLIAM, VA (WWBT) - Prince William County police say a teenage girl has been found safe after leaving her home on Saturday. She was previously kidnapped in October by a 21-year-old man, claiming to be a part of a gang.

Police said Sinahi Agular-Cruz, 16, voluntarily left her home in the 14600 block of Endsley Turn in Woodbridge around 11:30 p.m. Sinahi was believed to be in need of assistance, which qualified her as being endangered. On Tuesday, police said she was found safe.

Police previously issued an Amber Alert for her disappearance on Oct. 15. The suspect, Roberto Medrano Segovia, 21, was taken into custody. He was charged with abduction, gang participation, destruction of property and providing a false name to law enforcement.

Segovia and Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz were at a party on Danville Road. They became involved in an argument that turned physical. Witnesses helped the victim, and the two were separated. Officers say Segovia pulled out a knife and claimed to be an MS-13 gang member.

Police say Segovia left the home but later returned with other people. Segovia allegedly then used a sharp item to deflate three tires of a vehicle belonging to one of the witnesses that helped the 16-year-old.

According to officers, the 16-year-old was then forced into Segovia's car.

Detectives then reported the 16-year-old missing and endangered, and Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert. Officers say the two were found at a home on Barksdale Street in Woodbridge.

The man and the woman in the home gave police false names, but officers quickly identified them and questioned them about the abduction.

Aguilar-Cruz was found unharmed and was reunited with her family. Segovia was arrested and is being held without bond.

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